Policy Watch – Page 9

Federal Court Suspends Clean Power Plan Case

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

On Friday, a federal court approved the Trump administration’s request to suspend the litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision comes after President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders aimed at rolling back Obama-era environmental and [Read More]

California Energy Storage Rebate Bill Advances In Senate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

The California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee approved a bill last week that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish an Energy Storage Initiative that provides rebates for the installation of energy storage systems. S.B.700, authored [Read More]

Energy Groups Call For Perry’s DOE Study To Be ‘Open And Transparent’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) are calling on Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform [Read More]

U.S. Senators Propose Switch To 100% Clean Energy By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have proposed landmark climate change legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100% clean energy. The “100 by ’50 [Read More]

2017 Is ‘Off To A Busy Start’ For Distributed Solar Policy Actions

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2017

Forty states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), according to the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) latest edition of [Read More]

South Lake Tahoe Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., has become the 26th city in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of mountain communities to officially commit to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe [Read More]

A National First: Md. Legislature Passes Energy Storage Tax Credits

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

Maryland is “charging ahead” and embracing a new type of incentive for storage technology, according to the Energy Storage Alliance.

Albuquerque Officials Reveal Major Solar Plan For City Buildings

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

On Saturday, Albuquerque, N.M., City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton announced the city is taking the first steps to install over $25 million worth of solar projects on municipal buildings. This will be the first phase in fulfilling the [Read More]

NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]

Chicago To Switch Public Buildings To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Chicago joins a growing list of U.S. cities that have made similar clean energy commitments.