renewable energy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Cutting Carbon Emissions: Creating Or Killing Jobs? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cutting-carbon-emissions-creating-or-killing-jobs <p>The Environment Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on carbon emissions&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">released earlier this month&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">are sparking debate on whether the rule changes will create jobs or kill jobs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new rules seek to reduce American’s carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector by 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. States have until June 30, 2016 to draft plans for how to reduce their average emissions.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:02:06 +0000 Maria Altman 37019 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cutting Carbon Emissions: Creating Or Killing Jobs? NAACP Report Calls For Bolstered Renewable Energy Production http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/naacp-report-calls-bolstered-renewable-energy-production <p><strong>(Updated at 10:25 p.m. on Thursday)</strong></p><p>A report from the NAACP says Missouri should increase production of renewable power and require utilities to offer energy efficiency programs.&nbsp;</p><p>Accomplishing those goals, the report says, could provide better health, cheaper utility bills and more manufacturing jobs in the state’s urban core.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:54:56 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34998 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NAACP Report Calls For Bolstered Renewable Energy Production Report: Missouri Trails Most Of The Nation In Renewable Energy Consumption http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-missouri-trails-most-nation-renewable-energy-consumption <p>Renewable energy consumption in Missouri is trailing the rest of the nation, and coal is likely to remain a big part of the state’s energy future.</p><p>Those were some of the findings in a <a href="http://ipp.missouri.edu/files/ipp/attachments/08-2013_missouris_energy_outlook_.pdf">new report</a> from the Institute of Public Policy at the University of Missouri-Columbia.</p><p>Brian Dabson co-authored the report and hopes it will kick start a discussion about what policy makers can do spur green energy production in Missouri.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:54:15 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27684 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Missouri Trails Most Of The Nation In Renewable Energy Consumption Expanding Solar Energy Use And The Nation’s First ‘Active House’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/expanding-solar-energy-use-and-nation-s-first-active-house <p>The use of alternative energies such as solar and wind is not new though advancements in technology and conversations about the effects of climate change are ongoing.</p><p>Many communities, including some in the St. Louis area, are making a big commitment to going green and utilizing solar energy with the encouragement of the Environmental Protection Agency.&nbsp; The Green Power Community Challenge includes Clayton and Creve Coeur.</p><p>Host Don Marsh led a discussion about the commercial and residential use of solar energy.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:45:04 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26873 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Expanding Solar Energy Use And The Nation’s First ‘Active House’ Thousands Of Missouri Jobs At Stake With Wind Production Tax Credit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thousands-missouri-jobs-stake-wind-production-tax-credit <p><em>Updated 1/2/2013 with the credit's legislative developments.</em></p><p>While “fiscal cliff” negotiations are happening in the nation’s capital, a lesser known issue is also on the table. And depending on the outcome, thousands of jobs in Missouri could be at stake.</p><p></p><p>Gerald Nickelson is a worker at CG Power Systems in Washington, Missouri. As he walks around the factory, he points out a line of workers in front of a machine, wrapping coil.&nbsp;Later, the coil will be housed inside a green metal tank and shipped off as a complete transformer.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:22:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7454 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Thousands Of Missouri Jobs At Stake With Wind Production Tax Credit Appeals Court Upholds Mo. Renewable Energy Rules http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-upholds-mo-renewable-energy-rules <P>A state appeals court has upheld regulations implementing Missouri’s <A href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C300-399/3930001030.HTM">renewable energy standard</A>.</P> <P>Kevin Gunn chairs the Missouri Public Service Commission, the state regulatory agency that developed the regulations (<A href="http://sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/4csr/4c240-20.pdf">4 CSR 240-20.100</A>).</P> <P>Gunn says <A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2008petitions/2008-031.asp">the standard approved by voters in 2008</A> was intended to increase Missouri’s reliance on renewable energy — while at the same Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:40:39 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6625 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals Court Upholds Mo. Renewable Energy Rules Ameren Missouri plans to boost energy efficiency http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-missouri-plans-boost-energy-efficiency <p><em>Updated 5:42 p.m. with comment from Ameren.</em></p><p>Ameren Missouri is pledging to increase its energy efficiency programs starting in 2013.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:08:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren Missouri plans to boost energy efficiency Morning headlines: Friday, October 7, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-october-7-2011 <p><strong>GM can move forward with expansion in Wentzville</strong></p><p>General Motors can move forward on a proposed $380 million expansion of its plant in Wentzville, now that a union has approved local work rules for the plant. <a href="http://bit.ly/obNHqz">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch&nbsp;</a> reports that members of United Auto Workers Local 2250 approved the four-year local work rules contract on Thursday. GM has said the expansion will create up to 1,850 jobs for the region. GM plans to build a new mid-size pickup at Wentzville as part of the expansion.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:26:54 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2206 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, October 7, 2011 Cole Co. judge sets aside own ruling banning solar rebates in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cole-co-judge-sets-aside-own-ruling-banning-solar-rebates-mo <p>A Cole County judge has set aside his earlier ruling that declared solar rebates in Missouri to be unconstitutional.</p><p>The rebates were part of <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2008petitions/2008-031.asp">a renewable energy ballot initiative passed by Missouri voters in 2008</a>.</p><p>Circuit Judge Daniel Green&rsquo;s initial ruling in June stated that the $2 per-watt solar rebate was essentially a seizure of private property from St. Louis-based <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a>.&nbsp; But he has temporarily vacated that ruling to allow other interested parties to file briefs in the case. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 23:37:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1758 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cole Co. judge sets aside own ruling banning solar rebates in Mo.