Policy Watch – Page 104

Massachusetts Governor Launches Solar Program

Posted by SI Staff on December 14, 2007

The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has launched a $68 million program to increase the number of solar electric panels on homes, businesses and schools across the state by 600% during the next four years. The Boston Globe reports [Read More]

California PUC Adopts Solar Incentives Program

Posted by SI Staff on November 19, 2007

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has adopted a $108 million program that delivers incentives to low-income, single-family homeowners under the California Solar Initiative program. The California Solar Initiative Single-Family Low-Income Incentive Program is the first statewide low-income solar program [Read More]

House Renewables Provision Reduces Electricity Costs

Posted by SI Staff on November 05, 2007

An American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) analysis of the House Energy Bill (H.R.3221) Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) provision shows that the RES reduces electricity rates, avoids the need for conventional power plant construction, and reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) [Read More]

California Solar Water Heater Rebate Signed

Posted by SI Staff on October 15, 2007

California homeowners looking to install solar water heaters will now receive assistance from a statewide rebate program. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., has signed legislation to spend $250 million over the next 10 years on rebates for solar water heaters. The [Read More]