Policy Watch – Page 6

Groups Call On Congress To Protect Energy Programs Facing Budget Cuts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Five national business groups representing renewable energy technologies, developers, financiers and Fortune 500 buyers are urging Congress to fund what they feel are vital programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A June 13 letter was penned to House [Read More]

Santa Barbara Becomes 30th U.S. City To Make 100% Renewables Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal [Read More]

Mass. Releases Regulations For New Solar Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has released its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program regulations, which will now go through a public comment period. Although solar advocates have applauded the announcement, they have also raised some concerns about [Read More]

Nevada Lawmakers Vote To Revive Rooftop Solar

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 06, 2017

Solar advocates say the restoration of net metering in Nevada will revamp a hindered market that lost thousands of jobs.

New York State Makes Big Renewable Energy Push

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 05, 2017

In light of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the Clean Climate Careers initiative, a multi-pronged strategy to grow the state’s clean energy economy and prepare [Read More]

Seattle City Light Offers ‘Green Up’ Grants For Community Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 05, 2017

Seattle City Light has announced the public utility will support renewable energy projects and education at Seattle-area schools, public institutions and nonprofit organizations with $400,000 in grants through its Green Up program in 2017 and $600,000 in 2018. “Our Green [Read More]

Trump To Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Agreement

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

Clean energy and environmental groups chime in on what the president’s decision might mean for the country and the world.

California Senate Passes Major Clean Energy Bills

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 01, 2017

Will California become the second state with a 100% RPS and the first to mandate solar on new construction?

Solar Groups Release Rate Design ‘Principles’ Guide

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2017

With input and support from a broad coalition of energy advocates across the U.S., the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar have released a set of principles intended to help guide and unify future state-level solar rate advocacy [Read More]

SolarWorld Americas Joins Suniva Trade Case

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 25, 2017

SolarWorld, which led the fight on the U.S. government’s previous solar trade actions, has again entered the ring.