Content Category: Policy Watch
Oklahoma Enacts Law Authorizing Tariff On Residential Solar And Wind
on 23 Apr 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed SB 1456, which enables retail electricity providers to impose a tariff on customers who install grid-connected distributed generation (DG) systems, such as residential solar [read more]
Judge Strikes Down Minnesota Clean Energy Law As Unconstitutional
on 22 Apr 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
In what cleantech advocates regard as a stinging reversal, a federal judge has struck down Minnesota's 2007 Next Generation Energy Act (NGEA) restricting electricity generated by out-of-state power plants as [read more]
Lawmakers Float 'Victory Bonds' Proposal For Clean Energy Financing
on 10 Apr 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., have introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act. According to the legislators, Clean Energy Victory Bonds are patterned after the victory [read more]
Vermont Raises Net Metering Cap To 15%
on 01 Apr 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed self-generation and net-energy metering (NEM) legislation (H.702) into law. The new law raises the 4% cap utilities had been using as the limit on [read more]
An Array Of Policies Makes New Jersey An Unlikely Leader In Solar Energy
on 27 Mar 2014 by Richard Bookbinder email the content item print the content item
The State of New Jersey is known for many things. It has the most diners, the longest boardwalk and the tallest water tower in the world. New Jersey also ranks [read more]
California Set For Residential PACE
on 25 Mar 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
The CaliforniaFIRST residential property assessed clean energy (PACE) program scheduled to launch this summer will enable homeowners to choose a contractor and install a clean energy project with repayment secured [read more]
Minnesota PUC Approves Methodology For Measuring Solar Value
on 25 Mar 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) took a step toward quantifying the societal benefits of distributed generation solar power when it approved a standard methodology for calculating the value of [read more]
Legislators Heed Solar Sector's Clarion Call To Modify ITC
on 20 Mar 2014 by Mark Del Franco email the content item print the content item
If several recently introduced legislative bills give any indication, Congress has heard the call from solar energy advocates to modify the investment tax credit (ITC). The ITC, which expires Dec. [read more]
Xcel Energy Submits Plan For 150 MW Of Utility Solar For Minnesota
on 04 Mar 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
Minnesota-based Xcel Energy has notified the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission of its intent to issue a request for proposals by April 15 for up to 150 MW of large-scale solar [read more]
IREC Backs Adoption Of Expedited Grid Interconnection Reviews In Massachusetts
on 27 Feb 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) supports a recommendation that the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) use 100% of minimum load as the penetration screen within the supplemental review [read more]
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