Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Renewable Energy News for March 24, 2010

There are a two upcoming events in Vermont that may be of interest to folks in the local renewable energy community, both hosted by Vermont Law School:
Also in Vermont news, there are two separate reports on renewable energy projects that are moving through the permitting process under the new state standard-offer/feed-in-tariff program:
In regional news, over at Center for American Progress, Sean Pool takes a look at the effectiveness of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. Vermont is one of the ten states taking part in RGGI, which takes a market-based approach towards reducing carbon emissions.

And on a related national note, Environment and Energy Daily reports that
Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman are pushing towards getting a climate change and energy bill drafted in time to present next month (note: E&E Daily subscription required).

Elsewhere, Colorado recently enacted legislation that creates one of the highest state renewable energy standards in the nation. According to the press release, the law "requir[es] that 30 percent of electricity be generated from renewable sources by 2020."

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