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Solar Policy Report Card: 10 Sunny States Fail

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 29, 2016

Some of the sunniest states in the U.S. are actively blocking rooftop solar development through overtly lacking and destructive policy landscapes, according to a report from the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit conservation group. The report highlights 10 states – [Read More]

Georgia Power Breaks Ground On Military Base Solar Installation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 29, 2016

Georgia Power and the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) have marked the start of construction on a 31 MW AC solar project at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany. This represents the fifth large-scale solar project to be [Read More]

Maine Governor Vetoes Solar Compromise Bill

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on April 29, 2016

Editor’s Note: Originally published on Thursday, April 28, this article was updated on April 29 to report the outcome of efforts to override the veto. Despite eleventh-hour negotiations, Gov. Paul LePage, R-Maine, vetoed a comprehensive solar policy bill on Wednesday. [Read More]

Construction Starts On New York Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York State Department of Public Service, EnterSolar, and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) have announced the beginning of construction on the first community solar project under the state’s Shared [Read More]

Poll: Voters In Four States Suing Over CPP Actually Support The Climate Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

Last year, a coalition of over 20 states launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to block the implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The climate initiative establishes the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from U.S. [Read More]

University And Utility Team Up On Solar Research In Florida

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

Florida International University (FIU) and Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) have unveiled a new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing – the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a [Read More]

Duke Energy Increases Renewables Target By 33%

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

In an effort to accelerate its renewable energy growth, Duke Energy has raised its 2020 renewable energy goal by 33%, as the company now expects to own or purchase 8 GW of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020. According [Read More]

The Undoing Of Utilities? A Look At The New Consumer-Driven Age Of Energy

Written by Erin Vaughan on April 28, 2016

As consumers increasingly embrace solar and other distributed generation, the future role of power companies could change.

Mercom Expects ‘Impressive’ Solar Growth In The Face Of Market Troubles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2016

Global solar installations will increase 15% and reach 66.7 GW this year, with China, the U.S., Japan and India making up the top four solar markets, according to the latest forecast from Mercom Capital Group. The clean energy communications and [Read More]

U.S. SolSmart Program To Designate Top Solar Communities, Provide Assistance

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2016

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) have launched the SolSmart designation program, a government-backed initiative to recognize leading solar cities and counties in the U.S. and empower new communities to advance through no-cost technical assistance. [Read More]