Search That "Roadmap" Massachusetts Legislation Leaves Routes to Justice As Yet Unexplored January 08, 2021 Source: Sierra Magazine Residents in Springfield, Massachusetts question the "green" light for a biomass facility in an area where many live with asthma. External News Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Power Plant Lawsuit December 18, 2019 Source: Toledo Blade The Ohio Supreme Court threw out FirstEnergy Solutions’ lawsuit arguing that the recently enacted law bailing out its two nuclear power plants on Lake Erie cannot be subjected to voter referendum. External News Who’s Behind the Chinese Conspiracy Ads Against Ohio’s Nuclear Referendum? October 09, 2019 Source: Energy News Network Questions remain about where the money is coming from to fund both the petition drive for a public vote on FirstEnergy’s subsidies and the inflammatory campaign against it by a group called Ohioans for Energy Security. External News FirstEnergy Solutions behind Argument against Ohio Nuclear Subsidy Referendum September 04, 2019 Source: Energy News Network Documents show the company retained the law firm arguing that HB 6 is exempt from state referendum procedures. External News Virginia Looks to New York Green Bank for Possible Clean Energy Financing August 22, 2019 Source: Energy News Network Governor Ralph Northam’s administration is exploring a possible alliance with the New York Green banks are generally defined as public or quasi-public financial institutions that use public funds to attract private investment to clean energy projects. Green bank activities can include offering financing guarantees, creating new financial products, and helping alleviate market barriers and inefficiencies. Green banks in Connecticut and New York have hired staff with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Each of these banks has the authority and capability to work closely with private sector entities to design effective clean energy financing solutions. to finance projects. External News Ohio Governor Signs Coal and Nuclear Bailout at Expense of Renewable Energy August 01, 2019 Source: InsideClimate News Opponents fear the law will send the growing wind and solar industry to neighboring states while Ohio homeowners are stuck boosting old, uneconomical power plants. External News Nevada Follows Hawaii, Moves toward Performance-Based Ratemaking May 30, 2019 Source: Utility Dive Nevada lawmakers on May 23 passed legislation to modernize how electric utility rates are set, directing the Public Utilities Commission to develop regulations enabling a performance-based regime.