- Voters in Three US States Reject Initiatives to Curb Fossil Fuel Use” • Voters in the states of Colorado, Arizona, and Washington rejected ballot initiatives that sought to curb fossil fuels use by restricting drilling, putting a fee on carbon emissions and mandating wider use of renewable energy. The results were a win for the fossil fuels industry. [Raw Story]
- Floating Solar is Best Solution for Colorado Town’s High Electric Bills” • When a town has high electric bills and no available land for a solar farm, a floating solar plant on the pond of a waste water plant makes great sense. Walden, Colorado, population 750, elevation 8,000 feet plus, and land area of 0.34 square miles, is such a town. [CleanTechnica]
- Backers of Failed Prop 127 to Continue Push for Arizona Renewables” • Backers of a defeated ballot measure aimed at greatly increasing renewable energy in Arizona will continue to push for more wind and solar power. Proposition 127 failed by more than a 2-to-1 margin, after multi-million-dollar campaigns on both sides. [Public News Service]
- Even in a Carbon-Constrained World, FirstEnergy’s Nuclear Bailout Proposal in Ohio Must Be Rejected” • The threat of climate change is increasingly dire and the need to dramatically cut carbon emissions is even more urgent. But FirstEnergy’s bailout proposals for its struggling nuclear plants must be rejected. [Union of Concerned Scientists]
- Wind, Solar Help Slash CO2 Power Emissions 28% Since 2005″ • According to new findings from the DOE’s Energy Information Administration, US electric power sector CO2 emissions have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand growth and changes in the mix of power sources used to generate electricity. [North American Windpower]
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