June was a busy month for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) regulation. On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations -- the "Clean Power Plan" (CPP) -- to govern GHG emissions from existing Electric Generating Units (EGU). If and when promulgated, these regulations would have a far wider impact than any of EPA's other stationary source GHG rules to date, in no small part because they would not just affect EGUs. Article
Utilities take note: 12 major U.S. corporations are sending you a message. They want more options for purchasing renewable energy. Article
The net zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C. celebrated its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles. Article
A battle for the renewable energy industry is currently underway in California, but there is hope that legislation is going to diversify the state's energy industry by creating a more level playing field for those providing energy in the state. Article
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