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Newsletter article Rob Goodwin January 25, 2015
Can Young Innovation and Entrepreneurship Change the Course of the 2015 Regressive Legislature?
There is one thing that repealing the WV Alternative Energy and Renewal Portfolio Standard (SB1), legislation limiting flexibility in the creation of a State Clean Power Plan HB2004 / SB4, and mandating state DHHR, DNR, DEP rules are no more stringent than federal rules (HB2269) have in common. They are priority bills at the top of the 2015 Legislature’s agenda closing doors for opportunities in innovation and entrepreneurship. More
Issues: DEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyRenewable energy
Newsletter article Ken Ward January 25, 2015
Debate highlights W.Va.’s inaction on energy diversity, efficiency
As lawmakers move to dismantle West Virginia’s six-year-old alternative-energy law, they tout their action as another effort to help the state’s declining coal industry. However, state records show that the 2009 law actually does little to hurt the coal industry and maybe even less to really promote alternatives like wind energy or solar power. West Virginia’s coal-heavy utilities say they have been — and will continue to be — able to meet the law without adding new renewable generation. More
Issues: CoalEnergyEnergy efficiency
Power plant
Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe January 22, 2015
Before 2:00 p.m.: Contact House Energy Committee Members on CPP
Before 2:00 p.m.: Contact House Energy Committee Members on CPPBelow is an article by Emmett Pepper for WV-CAG’s newsletter on Friday. H.B. 2004 has appeared on the agenda of the House Energy Committee today at 2:00 p.m. Please call or e-mail the members right away and ask them to make one of the two changes Emmett suggests below. More
Issues: DEPEnergyEnergy efficiency
Legislative Updates WVEC January 19, 2015
GREEN Vol. 25 Issue 1
Introducing the New Lobbying Team |House and Senate committees take up repeal of AREP Act early on | Yes, you can! Make a difference, that is | The January 9th Chemical Disaster and Moving Forward on Water through the Legislature, Evolution! Change! Transition! More
Issues: EnergyMCHMRenewable energyWater
Go Solar
Newsletter article John Christensen January 18, 2015
House and Senate committees take up repeal of AREP Act early on
The WV Legislature opened this week for their annual 60-day session and it is patently obvious that ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, will be running the Republican agenda from the start. An ALEC bill SB 1 and HB 2001, the repeal of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act (in its entirety) aka AREP was the first two bills introduced and they have already been through committees in both chambers, first in the Senate EIM committee the second day of the session and also in the house Energy committee only a few minutes later on the same afternoon. More
Issues: EnergyRenewable energy
Blog WVEC October 18, 2007
America’s Greenest States – WV Ranks Dead Last!
By Don Garvin If you ever wondered why we need a West Virginia Environmental Council, just consider the following: An October 17, 2007 Forbes magazine article ranks West Virginia as No. 50 – dead last – in the magazine’s first-ever list of America’s “Greenest” States. “So who’s at the bottom?” the magazine asks.  According to […] More
Issues: CoalEnergy
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