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Ohio Capital Journal: Across the Country, a Big Backlash to New Renewables is Mounting

Posted by Robert Zullo on Apr 10, 2023

Ohio Capital Journal outlines the strengthening opposition to renewable developments, quoting J.R. Tolbert about the complex siting and permitting process, as well as the importance of selling the merits of renewables. 

Across the country — from suburban Virginiarural Michigansouthern Tennessee and the sugar cane fields of Louisiana to the coasts of Maine and New Jersey and the deserts of Nevada — new renewable energy development has drawn heated opposition that has birthed, in many cases, bans, moratoriums and other restrictions.

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Topics: United In The News, JR Tolbert

Bloomberg: Midterms Move Climate Battle Beyond Washington

Posted by Liam Denning on Nov 3, 2022

Bloomberg detailed how the midterm election results could push climate issues to the states, quoting J.R. Tolbert on the role utilities and state regulators play in the energy transition. Read snippets below and the full article here.

In former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden, the US had a climate-change denier followed immediately by the greenest White House yet. Many states responded to the Washington whiplash with moves of their own. Under Trump, more than a dozen adopted ambitious decarbonization targets, while, under Biden, others have put anti-green laws on the books.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, United In The News, JR Tolbert

Florida Politics (Opinion): Smart policy puts Florida in the driver’s seat on electric vehicles

Posted by JR Tolbert on Mar 1, 2022

Florida Politics ran JR Tolbert's op-ed on policies that can help Florida lead on EV-adoption. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The state is now number two in the country in electric vehicles sales.
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Topics: United In The News, Electric Vehicles, JR Tolbert