Policy

ECC Joins More Than 450 Organizations, Individuals & Businesses Calling for 100% Renewable Energy in U.S.

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Following participation by ECC Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Felipe Floresca on a panel, sponsored by Environment America, urging a shift to 100 percent renewable energy, ECC is among hundreds … Read More

Rhode Island Roundup

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Energize Rhode Island Lobbies for Climate Action, Highlighting Oceans The Energize RI campaign – a coalition of associations, businesses and nonprofit organizations, including EC Rhode Island, formed … Read More

EC Seattle, NW SEED Awarded $60,000 Grant To Pursue Equitable Access to Solar Energy

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EC Seattle and Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (NW SEED) have partnered to win a $60,000 grant to craft and pursue local policies bridging what they call a stark “green divide” i… Read More

EPA Releases Proposed Rules on Clean Energy Incentive Program, Despite High Court Stay of Clean Power Plan

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed rules for the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) Clean Energy Incentive Program  (CEIP), despite the Supreme Court’s stay of the CPP itself.… Read More

ECC Supports the WATER Act

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ECC has lent its support to the federal Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act, which would provide dedicated funding to keep U.S. water and sewer systems updated and protect drinki… Read More

EC Rhode Island Supports Equitable Clean Energy Policies

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EC Rhode Island Director Brigid Ryan has been busy in recent weeks testifying before committees of the state House of Representatives in support of several measures to advance clean energy, including one that wou… Read More

EC Rhode Island Director Testifies in Support of Carbon Pricing

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“To be against carbon pricing is to be against progress in energy development,” declared EC Rhode Island Director Brigid Ryan in March 10 testimony before the Rhode Island House Environment and Natura… Read More

ECC National Policy News Roundup

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ECC Joins Appeal Court Briefs Defending Clean Power Plan ECC is joining two amicus briefs in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) to be filed with the U.S. Court of… Read More

Obama Administration Recommits to Carbon Reduction in Face of Supreme Court Stay of Clean Power Plan

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Even as the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) pending a June appeals court review, the Obama Administration has declared its ongoing commitment to cutting … Read More

Rhode Island Roundup

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State Agencies to Cut Energy Use, Move to Renewables Under Governor’s Executive Order Between now and 2025, Rhode Island state agencies must switch to renewable sources for electricity, cut energy con… Read More

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