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Joseph Bebon

Joseph Bebon
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Joseph Bebon was editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributed to sister publications North American Windpower magazine and NGT News, an online news site covering alternative fuel vehicles, and was previously editor of the latter. Joseph is also the former editor of smart grid publication Renew Grid. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in English and started his career at Zackin Publications, publisher of Solar Industry, as an editorial assistant in 2010.

State Lawmakers Eye Bigger Renewable Portfolio Standards

Legislators in New Jersey and Maryland are the latest to advance bills to increase their state renewable energy targets.

State Lawmakers Eye Bigger Renewable Portfolio Standards

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require utilities to source a certain percentage of their power load from renewables, have served as...

100 Mass. Reps Rally Behind Solar NEM

Massachusetts House members have requested that the legislature lift the state’s net-metering cap, as well as warned against what harm rate cuts would have on the solar sector.

Goodbye, Coal: Oregon Passes Ambitious Renewables Mandate

Believe it or not, the state's two largest utilities helped shape a bill that requires them to stop using coal and establishes a 50% by 2040 RPS.

Goodbye, Coal: Oregon Passes Ambitious Renewables Mandate

The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to significantly increase the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for the state’s two largest utilities to...

Nevada Regulators Deny Solar NEM Grandfathering Proposal

The solar sector has voiced its disappointment, and one residential installer has vowed to sue following the decision.
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Nevada Regulators Deny Solar NEM Grandfathering Proposal

On Feb. 12, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) rejected pleas from solar industry stakeholders and local residents to grandfather in...

King-Reid Amendment Would Protect Against Retroactive Solar Net-Metering Changes

Two lawmakers have teamed up and brought the issue of net metering and rate hikes to the Senate floor.

N.H. Solar Installer Cuts Jobs While Lawmakers Grapple With Net-Metering Cap

The controversy in Nevada is making headlines - and rightfully so - but solar companies in that state aren’t the only ones suffering from uncertainty regarding net-metering policies. In New Hampshire, another legislative storm is brewing.

NV Energy Proposes Grandfathering In Nevada Solar Net-Metering Customers

As solar companies and advocates keep fighting against recent changes to net-metering rules in Nevada, utility NV Energy is now proposing to allow existing...