01 Dec '17, 3pm

Defending Renewable Energy in New England

Defending Renewable Energy in New England

New England’s state renewable energy laws provide numerous benefits and are key to the region’s efforts to combat climate change. But these popular laws are under attack, as opponents seek to undermine them and prop up polluting energy instead. This week, NRDC pushed back against one such challenge. NRDC’s friend of the court brief asks the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a rule that recognizes the benefits of New England’s renewable energy laws. Chris Bentley via Flickr The New England states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—have long been clean energy leaders. All six have adopted renewable portfolio standards that require growing levels of the region’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. In addition to helping cut carbon pollution to avoid the worst impacts of climate change,...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/bruce-ho/defending-renewable...

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