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Clean Energy Advocates Denounce Court Decision On PJM Rules

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

An appeals court upheld FERC’s approval of new PJM capacity rules, which opponents argue discriminate against wind and solar.

New York Offers Funding For Emerging Energy Storage Tech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that up to $6.3 million is now available for emerging energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in the state. [Read More]

Florida Governor Signs Popular Pro-Solar Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 19, 2017

With his signature, Gov. Rick Scott has “answered the will of the voters,” according to a state senator.

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Restore Rooftop Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

As promised, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., has signed into law a bill to almost fully restore net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada. Solar advocates have praised the legislation, A.B.405, which is expected to revive the state’s struggling rooftop solar market. [Read More]

Global Renewables Slated To ‘Dominate’ As Coal Dwindles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

BNEF’s latest forecast says renewables will account for 72% of the investment in new power generation worldwide by 2040.

SEIA: Suniva Trade Petition Would ‘Kill’ 88,000 Solar Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) claims an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current U.S. solar workforce, would be lost next year if Suniva gets trade protections the company proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade [Read More]

Investigating The Lifecycle Impact Of Solar Panels

Contributors
Written by Erin Vaughan on June 13, 2017

In this guest article, the author argues, “More work needs to be done to calculate solar panels’ impact on the environment from cradle to grave.”

Global Status Report: Renewables Thrive, But More Progress Needed

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 12, 2017

A new report on the state of the global renewable energy industry outlines a few trends for another “record-breaking” year for renewables: Additions in installed renewable capacity set new records in 2016, renewables are becoming the least-cost option, the inherent [Read More]

U.S. Solar Market Sees Solid Growth In The First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2017

Despite a slowdown in installations following last year’s record-setting pace, the U.S. market “clearly remains on a strong upward trajectory,” according to SEIA.

How Did The U.S. Energy Storage Market Fare In Q1?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

The first quarter of 2017 (Q1’17) was the biggest quarter in history for the U.S. energy storage market in terms of megawatt-hours deployed, but it also saw a typical decline in terms of megawatts, according to GTM Research and the [Read More]