Policy Watch – Page 10

Solar Companies Denounce Utah Utility’s NEM Proposal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 14, 2016

Salt Lake City-based utility Rocky Mountain Power has proposed net energy metering (NEM) rate changes for new rooftop solar customers, and a group of local and national solar companies is calling on Utah regulators to reject the proposal, claiming that [Read More]

Obama Administration Adds To List Of Clean Energy Initiatives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says President Barack Obama’s leadership has catalyzed a global transition toward a clean energy economy. Specifically, from 2010 to 2015 alone, the U.S. invested more than $11 billion in international clean energy finance – [Read More]

Feds Finalize Rule For Renewables Development On Public Lands

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 11, 2016

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell has announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized its rule governing solar and wind energy development on public lands. However, some renewable energy stakeholders have expressed disapproval of the [Read More]

Major Solar-Boosting Settlement Wins Approval In Colorado

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 10, 2016

Utility regulators have signed off on a landmark deal between Xcel Energy and two dozen groups.

Md. Coalition Makes Push For Veto Override Of Renewables Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 10, 2016

The Maryland Climate Coalition has announced the launch of a new radio ad aimed at overriding the veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, a bill that would expand Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), in the 2017 legislative session. The [Read More]

Renewable Energy Stakeholders Chime In On Trump’s Presidential Win

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 09, 2016

Having secured more than the necessary 270 electoral votes, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was elected the next president of the U.S. early this morning. According to CNN – which, as of press time, has tallied 92% of the popular [Read More]

Misleading Solar Amendment Dies In Florida

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on November 09, 2016

By not passing the utility-backed Amendment 1, Sunshine State voters have indicated their support of solar for the second time this year.

Fla. Court Denies Solar Groups’ Last-Ditch Effort To Block Amendment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 04, 2016

It appears the fate of Florida’s solar industry will be up to state voters, after all. On Friday, the Florida Supreme Court denied the motions for legal filings against Amendment 1, a utility-backed ballot measure that many local and national [Read More]

Paris Agreement Enters Into Force As World Prepares For COP22

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 04, 2016

A big green light for faster, stronger climate action was switched on today as the Paris Climate Change Agreement officially entered into force, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced. The announcement comes only three days [Read More]

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]