YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Trends in State Energy Legislation
This has been a bit of a roller-coaster year for advanced energy in state legislation, with high profile rollbacks in Ohio and Indiana, but big steps forward in Minnesota and Connecticut.
Group raises concerns over energy legislation
Conflict of interest cited in this year's landmark renewable energy bill
Solar Energy Legislation Shines: How and Why
The New Jersey Solar Energy Legislation, which Governor Chris Christie signed into law (S-1925) on July 24, 2012, will bring the solar energy industry in New Jersey back to life. The Bill was based, in part, upon the input from significant stakeholders and innovative solar experts. Learn about expiring cash grant and utilizing the Investment Tax Credit, advantages available to your business, net metering, net metering…
Why you need to pay attention to solar energy legislation
Sides spar on House Bill 1320, which changes the amount power companies pay you for the energy you create
How Virginia is breaking logjams around solar energy legislation
Mediation and conversation among stakeholders mean the industry's prospects in the state are brightening.
Institute for Market Transformation Says D.C. Energy Legislation Could Inspire Jurisdictions...
Executive Director Cliff Majersik discusses the act’s innovative Building Energy Performance Standards.
Throwback Thursday: What Can We Learn From Past Energy Legislation Success?
In the wake of the recent passage of S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, we want to take this opportunity to “throwback” to another major piece of energy legislation – the passage of S. 535. One year ago, President Obama made history by signing into law S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act – which to this day remains the only energy law enacted during his presidency. In doing so, he showed that energy efficiency is a win, win, win: it can…
Right-to-Die Legislation Introduced in California
Pritzker seeks higher salaries to attract top Cabinet talent
By JOHN O'CONNOR , AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers on Monday backed initiatives pushed by Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, including giving approval to a change in state law to increase salaries by 15 percent for Cabinet members he hopes to hire. The Democrat doesn't
HSTA & Ethics Commission Reach Agreement
The Hawaii State Teachers Association and the Hawaii State Ethics Commission have reached an agreement regarding teachers serving as chaperones on school-related trips.
What is marijuana?
CMOA Pritzker Prize exhibit raises questions about representation
At first glance, Influencers: The Pritzker Architecture Prize at the Heinz Architectural Center seems like just one exhibit. But really, it's several — some of...
Proposed CA Legislation Aims To Stop Illegal Robocalls
A proposed California bill is aiming to stop illegal robocalls. Introduced this week, Senate Bill 208 would put an end to scammers posing as local callers, which the FCC says is key to making robocall scams work.
State Senator questions Jay Hughes’ campaign ethics
Should Self-Driving Cars Have Ethics?
In the not-too-distant future, fully autonomous vehicles will drive our streets. These cars will need to make split-second decisions to avoid endangering
How One Colorado Reporter's Struggle Led To New Open Records Legislation
Earlier this month, Fort Collins Coloradoan reporter Nick Coltrain won the First Amendment Award at the Society for Professional Journalists’ Top of the
Legislation Requires MI Students To Learn About Opioid Dangers
State Representative Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, is introducing legislation that directs Michigan’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission to develop a new curriculum for high school students about the dangers of opioids. Griffin says young people should
Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee targeted in ethics probe
The state alleges that Peter Apo illegally used OHA's email system, staff and facilities to further his consulting business
Smoking Marijuana: The Long Term Effects
With the increasing popularity of medical marijuana, more and more people are choosing to smoke pot on a regular basis. In this video, Dr. Malcolm Smith, a n...
Sen. Boulton questions truthfulness of ethics complaint
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa lawmaker is challenging the accusations of a woman who filed an ethics complaint alleging he touched her inappropriately in 2015. Sen. Nate Boulton filed a response …