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ITC Safe-Harbor Rules Get an Extension

The Internal Revenue Service has issued Notice 2020-41, which confirms that safe-harbor provisions for the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) will be...

COVID-19 Stunts Solar Job Growth

The U.S. solar industry will employ 114,000 fewer workers by June, compared to previous forecasts that projected the industry would employ 302,000...

COVID-19 Continues to Wreak Havoc on Clean Energy Jobs

Nearly 600,000 U.S. clean energy workers have lost their jobs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic after 447,208 new workers filed...

Solar ITC Safe Harbor To Be Extended

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is poised to adjust the current safe-harbor guidelines for both the production tax credit (PTC) and...

CRES Pens Letter to Congress Seeking Clean Energy Stimulus

To preserve and grow the U.S. workforce and economy following the devastating impact of COVID-19, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) has...

U.S. Senators Address Letter to Secretary of the Treasury

Six U.S. Senators have written a letter addressed to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin seeking to extend safe harbor provisions provided...

COVID-19 Decimating Clean Energy Jobs

More than 106,000 clean energy workers lost their jobs in the month of March, and hundreds of thousands more clean energy job...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall Despite Growing Economy

Since 2005, national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have fallen by 10%, and power sector emissions have fallen by 27% - even as...

DOE Allots Funds to Train Emergency Response, Building Professionals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allotted $4.5 million in funding to training programs for professionals who interact with distributed energy...

Clean Energy Sector Sends Letter to Congress Seeking COVID-19 Relief

In a letter delivered to U.S. House and Senate leadership, the clean energy sector has called for the prompt repair and extension...