The construction of the country’s first five offshore wind turbines begins in earnest this week off of the coast of Block Island in Rhode Island. Supporters are calling it the dawn of a new clean energy future. (New York Times)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“While this voluntary program is a step forward, strong EPA standards are where we’ll see real progress in achieving the goal of up to 45 percent reduction in methane pollution by 2025 established by the president earlier this year,” said Kim Glas about EPA’sNatural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program announced yesterday.
Looming showdown – Separate legislative vehicles before the House and Senate in combination with the expiration of highway funding in a week have set the stage for intense debate on transportation spending over the next few days. (The Hill)
Step forward - Yesterday EPA announced a new voluntary partnership where companies can make specific methane emissions reductions pledges and track their progress. (Reuters)
Quietly planning – Despite what some leaders are saying publicly, states like Kentucky are quietly making preparations to comply with proposed emissions limitson existing power plants. (Washington Post)