Policy Watch

California Regulators Reject Utility Challenge To Solar NEM 2.0

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 28, 2016

After a long battle over net energy metering, CALSEIA says it’s time for the utilities to “move on.”

Energy Storage Gets Legislative Boost In The Golden State

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 28, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has signed into law four new bills that are expected to directly impact energy storage in California. According to the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), the bills will collectively grow the behind-the-meter and utility-scale energy storage [Read More]

Ontario Halts Large Renewable Energy Procurement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 28, 2016

The government of Ontario says it is immediately suspending the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, effectively halting the procurement of over 1 GW of wind, solar, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy-from-waste [Read More]

Legal Battle Over Obama’s Clean Power Plan Advances

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on September 27, 2016

Today, a federal court is hearing long-awaited oral arguments for and against the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama administration’s landmark climate change initiative that has been mired in controversy. Created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the CPP [Read More]

NYC Expands Solar Goal, Sets Energy Storage Target

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 26, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new solar capacity goal of 1 GW by 2030 and committed the city to its first-ever energy storage deployment target. According to the mayor’s office, solar capacity in New York [Read More]

Duke Energy: S.C. Solar Rebate Program ‘Exceeding Expectations’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 23, 2016

Almost one year after its launch, Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program has paid almost $5 million in rebates to South Carolina customers who have invested in solar power at their residences or businesses. According to the utility, the rebates help [Read More]

City Of Albuquerque Sets 25% By 2025 Solar Target

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 21, 2016

The Albuquerque, N.M., City Council has unanimously passed a resolution to create a new solar energy standard for city facilities. The resolution says, “The City of Albuquerque recognizes the benefits provided through solar energy for improving environmental health, public health [Read More]

32,000 Nevada Solar Customers Can Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on September 19, 2016

On Friday, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) unanimously approved a measure to grandfather in pre-existing solar customers under the state’s previous, more beneficial net energy metering (NEM) rules. The decision is a welcome win for the solar industry, [Read More]

How Energy Storage Could Benefit Massachusetts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 19, 2016

The Baker-Polito administration has released a new report, “State of Charge,” detailing the value of deploying energy storage in Massachusetts and a road map of policy recommendations for growing the energy storage market and industry in the state. The report [Read More]

Los Angeles To Chart Course Toward 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 19, 2016

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a measure that instructs the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to come up with an equitable strategy to power the city with 100% clean energy. With this vote, the [Read More]