Policy Watch – Page 7

Pacific Gas And Electric Officially Enters Solar NEM 2.0

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 16, 2016

Shortly after Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) indicated it would do so by month’s end, the California investor-owned utility (IOU) has reached its 2,409 MW cap for offering the original net energy metering (NEM) tariff to customers. Starting today, PG&E [Read More]

U.S. Interior Dept. Aims To Spur Renewables In The West

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced new steps with Western states meant to spur the development of renewable energy, efficiently deliver that electricity to the market and meet the growing consumer demands for clean energy. Under a [Read More]

Coalition Urges Congress To Support 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 14, 2016

In a new letter, over 450 organizations, local officials, academics, civic leaders and businesses have urged members of the U.S. Congress to support a national 100% renewable energy goal. The letter comes shortly after Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Jeff [Read More]

Trump Picks Former Gov. Rick Perry As Energy Secretary

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 13, 2016

To the dismay of several clean energy and environmental groups, President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly appointing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry head of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry, a Republican, served as Texas’ governor from 2000 to 2015 [Read More]

Connecticut Green Bank Turns Five, Touts Progress

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 12, 2016

The Connecticut Green Bank is marking five years of progress toward its goal of reducing the energy burden on households and businesses by mobilizing private investment into the state’s clean energy economy. Formed by Gov. Dannel Malloy and the General [Read More]

Environmental Groups Blast Trump’s Pick For EPA Leader

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 08, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pruitt, who has served as Oklahoma’s attorney general since 2010, to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, the decision has garnered backlash from myriad environmental groups. According to [Read More]

U.S. Senators Call For National 100% Clean Energy Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 08, 2016

U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., have introduced a Senate resolution calling for generating 100% of the electricity consumed in the U.S. from clean and renewable energy resources by 2050. Other senators supporting the resolution include [Read More]

New York Commits Funding To Low-Income Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 07, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced the availability of $3.6 million in funding to increase access to solar energy in low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities across New York. According to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority [Read More]

Solar Market Benefits From Illinois ‘Nuclear Bailout’ Bill

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on December 06, 2016

“While the fate of Exelon’s aging nuclear power plants got a lot of the attention, there are positive elements to the legislation,” says Vote Solar.

SolarPower Europe: Top 10 Policy Priorities For Solar Plus Storage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

SolarPower Europe is calling on the European Commission to address the needs of solar power and storage technology in the commission’s upcoming Energy Union Package. Specifically, the association says its Task Force on Solar & Storage has created 10 policy [Read More]