Western Resource Advocates: New U.N. Report Shows Urgent Need to Advance Western States’ Efforts to Address Climate Change

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Western Resource Advocates today released the following statement in response to a new United Nations Environment Program report showing the need for dramatic reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change: “This new assessment of scientific studies shows that we’re at a crucial point in addressing climate... Read more »

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Conservation Groups Praise Nevada Governor’s Executive Order to Pursue Economy-Wide Strategies to Reduce Carbon Pollution

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Western Resource Advocates, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Sierra Club, and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) today applauded Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s executive order to reduce greenhouse gas pollution in the state. “This executive order is an important step in helping Nevada track carbon emissions and develop strategies to address climate change,”... Read more »

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The Santa Fe New Mexican Op-Ed: Set the record straight on false claims about Energy Transition Act

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This op-ed was authored by Steve Michel, WRA's Clean Energy Program deputy director, and Camilla Feibelman, the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter director. It originally appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on November 9, 2019. The Energy Transition Act is an important new law that transitions New Mexico’s electric utilities from their coal-fired past... Read more »

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Western Resource Advocates: PacifiCorp’s Steps to Address Carbon Emissions and Add Renewable Energy Sources Will Benefit the West

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Western Resource Advocates today praised PacifiCorp’s statement that it plans to serve its customers in future years with energy that is “delivered affordably, reliably, and without greenhouse gas emissions.” PacifiCorp filed its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan today. In an accompanying statement, the utility said that by 2030, it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions... Read more »