Content Category: Policy Watch
N.Y. Property Tax Exemption For Renewables Bill Ready For Signature
on 26 Aug 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
In a move that is expected to boost renewable energy in the state, the New York legislature has sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo a bill (A.09446) that would extend property tax [read more]
California Legislature Passes Streamlined Solar Permitting Bill
on 21 Aug 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
A bill establishing a streamlined permitting and inspection procedure for small, residential solar energy systems has passed out of the California State Assembly. Assembly Bill 2188 requires municipalities, in consultation [read more]
Minnesota PUC Passes On Value Of Solar, But Likely Not For Long
on 12 Aug 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has taken the bold step of devising a rate based on a value of solar (VOS) calculation, which aims to take the various practical [read more]
States Dangle Property Tax Abatements To Draw New Solar Customers
on 07 Aug 2014 by Mark Del Franco email the content item print the content item
Several states are using property tax abatement programs to sweeten the deal for businesses and homeowners installing solar projects. In fact, 38 states currently offer some type of program aimed [read more]
Solar Supporters In California Rally Around Red-Tape-Cutting Rooftop PV Permit Bill
on 05 Aug 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
Solar advocates are pressing the California State Legislature for the passage of a bill that will revamp residential solar photovoltaic permitting processes with an eye toward standardizing and streamlining them. [read more]
Report Says Germany's PV Experience Represents Lessons Learned For Solar Adoption
on 01 Aug 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
As an early and enthusiastic adopter of solar power, Germany has long been held up as an example for other nations to follow. Recent disruptions in the electricity markets and [read more]
Fees For DG Solar Fire Up Advocates And Utilities In Utah And Massachusetts
on 29 Jul 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
This week, the Utah Public Services Commission has been holding hearings on a proposed $4.65 monthly fee that Rocky Mountain Power wants to charge its residential solar customers. At issue, [read more]
U.S. Imposes Tariffs On PV Imports From Taiwan And Adds New Duties On Imports From China
on 28 Jul 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
As expected, the U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed another set of tariffs on solar photovoltaic modules imported to the U.S. from China and has also imposed such tariffs on [read more]
Solar Sector Fears WTO Ruling Against Tariffs Won't Save The U.S. From Itself
on 22 Jul 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
Last week, a panel of judges from the World Trade Organization (WTO) declared that the U.S. imposition of tariffs on China-source solar photovoltaic products is a violation of international trade [read more]
PSC Authorizes NYSERDA To Double Term For Renewable Energy Contracts
on 11 Jul 2014 by SI Staff
The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to begin issuing 20-year contracts for renewable energy projects, increasing the [read more]
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