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Senate Confirms Brouillette As Next Energy Secretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dan Brouillette to be the 15th U.S. Secretary of Energy, taking the place of Rick Perry, who...

Five-Year Solar ITC Extension Included in Tax Package

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has released a clean energy tax package that includes a five-year extension of the 30%...

More Than 70 Organizations Band Together In Support Of ITC Extension

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced that dozens of associations representing a broad array of interests are calling for an...

Hundreds Of Mayors Call On Congress To Extend Solar ITC

Today, a bipartisan group of 231 mayors sent a letter to Congress, urging legislators to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act (H.R.3961/S.2289),...

Rick Perry Resigning As DOE Secretary

Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has informed President Donald Trump that he will resign from his position,...
energy storage

FERC OKs First Compliance Filings On New Storage Rule

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the first two orders implementing Order No. 841, a rulemaking aimed at breaking down...
renewable energy

ACORE: Considerations For Designing A Federal, High-Penetration Renewable Energy Standard

In a new white paper released by the nonprofit American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the...

A Refresher On Current Solar Tax Incentives: It’s Important To Act Fast

For several years, certain federal, state and local tax incentives have been available to promote, among other things, the importance of renewable...

Bye-Bye, Bifacial

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last week announced that it is eliminating the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from the...

Wind Solar Alliance Report Quantifies Impact Of Electricity Market Reforms

A new report from the Wind Solar Alliance (WSA) finds that electricity market reforms in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic could...