Policy Watch – Page 8

Ohio Utility Includes Renewables Mechanism In Proposed Electricity Plan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), has filed a proposal with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to extend its current Electric Security Plan (ESP), with modifications, through May 2024. The ESP would otherwise expire in [Read More]

Survey: U.S. Latino Voters ‘Overwhelmingly’ Support 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

The Sierra Club and GreenLatinos have released the results of a post-election survey finding that 88% of Latino voters want the U.S. to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement. In addition, 82% back the continuation of the Clean Power [Read More]

ComEd Removes Controversial Plans From Illinois Energy Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 23, 2016

Illinois-based utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and parent company Exelon have committed to remove some controversial provisions from a large energy bill they are backing, including mandatory demand charges and changes to net energy metering (NEM). The decision came shortly after [Read More]

Another U.S. City Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 22, 2016

St. Petersburg has become the first city in Florida to make such a clean energy pledge, according to the Sierra Club.

Canada Plans Major Shift From Coal To Clean Energy By 2030

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 22, 2016

The Canadian government is accelerating its investment in clean energy and the phaseout of traditional coal power in order to reduce Canada’s greenhouse-gas emissions by more than 5 megatonnes by 2030 – representing the equivalent of taking 1.3 million cars [Read More]

Energy Dept. Releases Residential PACE Financing Guidelines

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 21, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released updated guidelines for residential property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, and industry stakeholders have welcomed the new best practices, saying they believe the guidelines provide an important framework for expanding the financing model [Read More]

LADWP Launches Low-Income Rooftop Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 17, 2016

In an effort to expand access to solar savings to all Angelenos, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is launching the Solar Rooftops Program (SRP). According to the municipal utility, the new program is designed for customers [Read More]

Solar Groups Welcome Final NARUC Rate Manual

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 16, 2016

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has released the final publication of its “Distributed Energy Resources Rate Design and Compensation” manual, and solar advocates have praised NARUC for its hard work and suggested the manual will help pave [Read More]

PGE Files Plan To Meet Oregon’s Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 16, 2016

Portland General Electric Co. (PGE) has filed its 2016 integrated resource plan (IRP) with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC). According to PGE, the plan would put the utility on target for meeting the state’s recently expanded renewable portfolio standard [Read More]

SunShot Establishes Post-Obama Solar Cost Targets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 15, 2016

Despite an uncertain future following the election, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative is pushing ahead with new 2030 goals.