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Energy Update: February 14, 2020

In the States

IL: In his State of the State address, Governor J.B. Pritzker called on the state legislature to enact clean energy legislation that prioritizes environmental and consumer protections. One such proposal being considered in Springfield, the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), would require …

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Energy Update: January 24, 2020

In the States

FL: Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state intends to buy a 20,000-acre plot of land in the Everglades to prevent oil drilling there. If completed, the deal will be the largest land acquisition made by the state in a decade. “[The proposed purchase] will permanently save th…

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Energy Update: January 3, 2020

In the States

MD: Governor Larry Hogan announced more details of his proposed clean energy legislation, the Clean and Renewable Energy Standard (CARES). The CARES was first announced in May 2019 and aims to improve upon the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The bill would reaffirm some requirements from th…

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Energy Update: December 13, 2019

In the States

NH: Governor Chris Sununu signed an executive order creating four advisory boards that will pave the way for future offshore wind energy development in New Hampshire. The advisory boards will focus on issue areas that include fisheries and endangered species, workforce and economic…

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Energy Update: November 22, 2019

In the States and Territories

NC: Governor Roy Cooper announced the state will move forward with studies of the potential for offshore wind power generation that have been stalled since June due to unresolved state budget issues. The studies will analyze the state’s potential to manufacture, ship…

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Energy Update: November 1, 2019

In the States

KS – Governor Laura Kelly announced a new statewide energy plan was in the works at the Kansas Renewable Energy Conference. The new plan will reverse regulations that made it more difficult and expensive for companies in Kansas to install solar panels and other sources of renewab…

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Energy Update: October 11, 2019

In the States

MA  At a State Senate oversight hearing, Judith Judson, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy, said Governor Charlie Baker’s administration wants to expand the Commonwealth’s new solar incentive program, SMART, by an additional 800 megawatts (MW). The SMART prog…

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Energy Update: September 23, 2019

In the States


SD – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved eight wind energy projects that could bring 700 more turbines and an investment of $2.6 billion to the state by the end of 2020. Two additional wind energy projects currently under review could bring an additional 188 wind…

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