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Biden Unveils Plan to Combat Climate Change

In a recent speech, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden unveiled his plans to steer the U.S. toward a carbon-free future.

Solar Companies Call on Congress to Pass Clean Energy Legislation

Nearly 650 solar companies have sent a letter to Congress galvanizing support for legislation that deploys clean energy to help rebuild the...

Clean Energy’s Policy Response to COVID-19 is Paramount

While the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced air pollution in the U.S., the longer-term impact on the environment is unclear. In a recent...

The Moving Forward Act Moves Forward to the Senate

The House of Representatives has passed the H.R.2, the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that is aimed at improving...

Green Tax Package to be Considered in the House

House Democrats have revealed a green tax package that offers tax incentives to the renewable energy industry, for electric vehicles (EVs) and...

Landmark Legislation Aims to Stimulate U.S. Solar Industry

What began as a bill aimed at boosting the U.S. transportation and infrastructure sectors has morphed into a $1.5 trillion federal stimulus...

IEEFA: Federal Lands Woefully Underutilized for Utility-Scale Solar

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has acreage set aside for utility-scale solar development on only 0.03% of the roughly 100 million...

COVID-19 Continues to Devastate Clean Energy Jobs

More than 620,000 U.S. clean clean energy workers have lost their jobs since March, after 27,000 new workers filed unemployment claims in...

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...