Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
The top line is this: The public overwhelmingly supports EPA in updating Clean Air Act standards and overwhelmingly opposes congressional efforts to block EPA. When it comes to clean air, the public trusts EPA far more than Congress.
A new study is the first to look at the major costs of coal from extraction to combustion. Those costs come from increased health care costs, deaths and injuries that result from mining and transporting coal, and the emissions generated during the coal's combustion.
Wind companies have poured more than $17 million in property taxes, fees and strategic investments into Sherman County, according to a recent assessment of wind's impact on the rural area.
Clean, affordable, homespun energy means hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in rural communities and thousands of jobs for Montana. Unfortunately, Montana's burgeoning clean-energy economy is under attack in the state Legislature.
“Edmonds has the right events, people and timing,” said Eileen Quigley, program director of New Energy Cities. “It can serve as a shining example with innovative, bold and creative political leaders, energized residents and a business community that sees the value of the new energy economy."