A duo of Republican Senators are quietly working to undo legislation that prevents oil companies from acquiring tar sands from Canada that are known to produce even worse emissions than conventional oil.
After being declared legally dead by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in late July, the American Power Act and accompanying climate legislation might be resurrected in Congress.
After more than a year of talking about the idea of having a comprehensive energy reform bill, Senators John Kerry (D – MA) and Joe Lieberman (I – CT) have introduced The American Power Act, a reform package that boasts fresh ideas for reforming American energy policy, cleaning the environment, and creating jobs.
The European Renewable Energy Council has released RE-thinking 2050 [pdf], a new report which outlines an avenue that would allow the European Union (EU) to be powered completely by renewable energy by 2050.
Earlier this year, the United Kingdom passed feed-in tariff guarantees for owners of small-scale renewable energy systems -- 5-megawatts or less. However, one of the factors the scale of rebate is dependent on is when the system was installed, which has left more than a few Britons irked.
A new bill passed in California last week allows for an increase in the amount of solar energy consumers can sell back to utility companies.