Many states have adopted policies to encourage energy efficiency

Read the full story from the Energy Information Administration. As of July 2017, thirty states and the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies—either mandated requirements, voluntary goals, or pilot programs—designed to lower the growth of electricity consumption by using electricity more efficiently. Seven of these states have either created new or updated existing …

‘America is fiddling around’: Jerry Brown says Trump is fueling California’s climate push

Read the full story in the Washington Post. When President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, it stunned the world. But it also had a less predictable effect: turning California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) into Trump’s antithesis and furthering his own climate-crusading agenda.

Farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are now recycling millions of pounds of plastic

Read the full story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Minnesota and Wisconsin farms generate 60 million to 80 million pounds of plastic each year but until now had no real options to recycle it. They had to make a choice of paying for it to go to a landfill, burying it on their own land or …