- New delegates push for more transparency, stronger FOIA laws in VirginiaGetting public records can be challenging in Virginia, where the state attorney general’s office once charged nearly $15,000 for the release of emails related to then-Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s (R) ties to a well-connected businessman.
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- States can't bar efficiency technologies from wholesale electricity markets, FERC rulesThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a Dec. 1 order, barred states from blocking energy efficiency from competing in regional electricity markets, reaffirming its authority over wholesale power markets.
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- Map shows political divide on climate, common ground on clean energyA majority of both Republicans and Democrats throughout Ohio favor clean energy policies, such as regulating carbon dioxide emissions as a pollutant and more government funding for renewable energy, according to a new interactive map.
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- Analysts expect final GOP tax bill will throttle renewable energyThe Senate bill passed with little change to a base corporate tax provision that would make tax credits, a mainstay of renewable energy financing, less valuable.
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- Last-minute provision in Senate tax bill could 'devastate' renewable energyFour trade organizations representing a broad swath of the renewable energy industry sent an urgent letter to members of the Senate, asking them to reconsider the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT) provision, which they say could have a “devastating” effect on renewable energy projects.
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