Policy Watch – Page 5

Connecticut Selects Community Solar Projects For Pilot Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 29, 2017

After denying previous proposals, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has selected three projects to participate in a shared clean energy facilities pilot program, which was designed to make access to renewable power available to more state [Read More]

New Hampshire Shines In Solar Compromise

Contributors
Written by Chris Rauscher on June 27, 2017

In this guest article, The Alliance for Solar Choice discusses what state regulators’ newly issued NEM order means for rooftop solar in New Hampshire.

New York Lawmakers Pass Energy Storage Legislation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 27, 2017

The New York state legislature recently approved a bill to establish an Energy Storage Deployment Program for the Empire State. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Senator Joseph Griffo, passed both chambers of the legislature unanimously and now [Read More]

Mayors Throw Support Behind 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 26, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has approved a resolution that establishes support from the nation’s mayors for the goal of moving to 100% clean and renewable energy in cities nationwide. Introduced by the co-chairs of Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, [Read More]

AEE To Next Va. Governor: How To Make Energy ‘Secure, Clean & Affordable’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has delivered a policy memo to the Virginia gubernatorial campaigns of Republican nominee Ed Gillespie and Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to outline how advanced energy can transform the Virginia economy. The memo – “Advanced [Read More]

Clean Energy Advocates Denounce Court Decision On PJM Rules

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

An appeals court upheld FERC’s approval of new PJM capacity rules, which opponents argue discriminate against wind and solar.

Two More U.S. Cities Make 100% Renewables Pledge

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

The cities of Sarasota, Fla., and Columbia, S.C., have each made commitments to transition to 100% renewable energy, the Sierra Club has announced. According to the group, the Sarasota City Commission adopted a goal of powering all of Sarasota with [Read More]

New York Offers Funding For Emerging Energy Storage Tech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that up to $6.3 million is now available for emerging energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in the state. [Read More]

Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Nevada RPS And Community Solar Bills

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

Shortly after praising Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., for signing a bill to help restore Nevada’s rooftop solar industry last week, renewable energy advocates have expressed disappointment with the governor’s decision to veto two other clean energy bills. On Friday, Sandoval [Read More]

Florida Governor Signs Popular Pro-Solar Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 19, 2017

With his signature, Gov. Rick Scott has “answered the will of the voters,” according to a state senator.