News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published Wednesday two separate Calls for Information and Nominations for suitable areas for possible offshore wind leases off the coast of Oregon and in the Central Atlantic.

News Release | Environment America

Florida Gov. DeSantis’s veto saves rooftop solar in Sunshine State

Exercising his first veto of the 2022 legislative session, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed HB 741, a bill that would have gutted net metering in Florida. Net metering is the policy which compensates solar owners for the excess electricity they generate and then sell back to the grid. 

News Release | Environment America

Conservation groups welcome Biden order on Climate Forests

On Friday, President Joe Biden will issue an executive order that directs federal agencies to conduct an inventory of mature and old-growth forests on America’s federal lands so that policies can be adopted to protect them. The administration framed the move as a key strategy to store carbon and address climate change. 

News Release | PennEnvironment

Statement: RGGI to pass final regulatory step in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania is expected to publish its finalized regulation for joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Saturday, paving the way for the state to start levying a price on carbon as early as July 1. RGGI is a bipartisan multi-state program established in 2008 that addresses carbon pollution by setting a cap on emissions from power plants. That cap is lowered each year. RGGI is an incredibly effective state-level program for reducing global warming pollution. Currently, all of the other 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) participate in this program. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

University of Massachusetts Amherst commits to 100 percent renewable energy

The University of Massachusetts added to the Earth Day festivities Friday when Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced that the state’s flagship public university will power its campus entirely with renewable energy by 2032.

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