Rhode Island Heating Oil To Include Biofuels

ENVIRONMENT: RHODE ISLAND Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) signs HB 5802, legislation that requires heating oil in the Ocean State contain 5 percent biofuel by 2017 (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL). — Compiled by RICH EHISEN The above article is provided by the State Net Capitol Journal . State Net is the nation's...

Colorado Ruling Upholds Renewable Energy Standard but Leaves Questions Unanswered

A Colorado federal judge has dismissed a suit challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard (“RES”). Colorado’s RES was created by the passage of Amendment 37 in 2004 and codified in 2005 as Colorado Revised Statute § 40-2-124, [ enhanced version...

State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy On Track Despite Setbacks

State mandates to use more renewable energy have run into some roadblocks, but many are still on target in spite of these setbacks. The relentless march of the states to greater use of renewable energy has hit some bumps on the road. The biggest bump occurred in Ohio, where the legislature last...