Policy Watch – Page 10

Alberta Plans To Add 5 GW Of Renewables By 2030

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 04, 2016

On the heels of the Canadian government’s announcement to power its buildings and operations with 100% renewables by 2025, the government of Alberta is taking its own clean energy pledge by launching the Renewable Electricity Program. Using a competitive bidding [Read More]

Canadian Government Makes 100% Renewables Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 03, 2016

The goal is in support of a broader target to slash the government’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 40% by 2030, if not earlier.

Florida Solar Advocates Take Legal Actions Against Amendment 1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 02, 2016

As election day draws near in the U.S., Florida solar advocates filed legal actions in the state Supreme Court against the highly controversial Amendment 1 on Wednesday. Grassroots organization Floridians for Solar Choice (FSC) and the Florida Solar Energy Industries [Read More]

Santa Monica Passes Zero Net Energy Building Requirement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 01, 2016

The Santa Monica, Calif., City Council recently voted to approve an ordinance requiring all new single-family construction in the city to be zero net energy (ZNE). Although there are various definitions for ZNE buildings, the city says it is adopting [Read More]

City Of Tempe Moves Closer To Renewable Energy Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 01, 2016

The East Valley Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility in Tempe, Ariz., will soon be soaking up the sun as crews work to complete a 537 kW solar project that will provide 33% of the transit facility’s power needs. When the [Read More]

Con Edison Proposes Low-Income Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 31, 2016

New York-based utility Con Edison has proposed a pilot program to build solar arrays on its company-owned building rooftops and properties to make renewable energy available to low-income customers, a residential sector that has little access to the burgeoning rooftop [Read More]

City Of Atlanta Streamlines Solar Permitting Process

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 31, 2016

The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GA Solar) has applauded the City of Atlanta for adopting a new, streamlined permitting process that is expected to speed up approvals for rooftop solar installations in the city. Don Moreland, chair of GA Solar, [Read More]

New York Lays Out Plan Of Action For Growing Solar, DERs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

As part of the state’s Value of Distributed Energy Resources initiative, New York’s Department of Public Services (DPS) has delivered to state regulators recommendations that outline a road map for growing solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs) in the [Read More]

Florida’s Solar Amendment 1: A Trick Or A Treat?

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on October 27, 2016

Everyone from Jimmy Buffett to SEIA’s Tom Kimbis has chimed in on an upcoming vote that could greatly affect the future of solar in the Sunshine State.

Province Of Alberta Invests In Solar At Schools

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 27, 2016

As part of the Canadian province’s Climate Leadership Plan, the Alberta government is making funding available for the installation of solar panels at 36 school projects that are now in the planning or design phase and have not gone to [Read More]