Policy Watch

SolarWorld Americas Joins Suniva Trade Case

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

SolarWorld, which led the fight on the U.S. government’s previous solar trade actions, has again entered the ring.

Nevada Solar Advocates Praise Advancement Of NEM Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

In a 38-2 vote, the Nevada State Assembly has passed a bill that aims to revive net energy metering (NEM) in the state. The bill, A.B.405, now goes to the state Senate for consideration, with about two weeks left in [Read More]

Suniva’s Trade Case Advances As Government Starts Investigation

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 24, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to move forward with an investigation into Suniva’s highly controversial trade petition, which seeks new import tariffs and minimum import prices on all foreign-made crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) solar cells and modules, [Read More]

Trump’s Budget Proposal ‘Slashes’ Energy And Environmental Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

Many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups, including SEIA, have denounced the proposal.

Virginia Aims To Regulate Power Plant Emissions Amid CPP Rollback

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has taken executive action to reduce carbon emissions across the state. Under the newly signed Executive Directive 11, the governor is instructing the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to begin the process of establishing regulations [Read More]

California Assembly Passes Bill To Extend Solar Thermal Incentives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

By a vote of 48 to 22, the California State Assembly has passed A.B.797, a bill that would extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies. According to the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), the bill is part of the [Read More]

Concerned Energy Groups Send Analyses To Secretary Perry

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) have submitted materials to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy [Read More]

SEIA Vows To Lead Fight Against Suniva Trade Petition

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

The national solar trade group claims thousands of U.S. jobs are at stake and has urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to deny Suniva’s request for new import tariffs.

CPUC Touts Successful Relaunch Of Self-Generation Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 12, 2017

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced that the state’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) successfully relaunched on May 1 amidst heavy customer demand, particularly for energy storage projects. In fact, the relaunch was so popular that the commission says [Read More]

New Hampshire Town Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

The Town of Hanover, N.H., has voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at Tuesday’s town meeting sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 [Read More]