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DOI Permits 25 GW of Clean Energy Ahead of Goal

The U.S. Department of Interior has permitted more than 25 GW of clean energy, including solar, wind and geothermal projects, surpassing this goal ahead...

DOE Announces Tax Credits to Accelerate Clean Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS have authorized $4 billion in tax credits for 100 domestic...

DOE Earmarks $22M for Renewable Facility Planning, Siting Improvements

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $22 million set aside to improve the planning, siting and permitting processes for large-scale renewable energy...

Treasury Department, IRS Release Final Rules on Clean Energy Tax Credits

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS have released final rules on Inflation Reduction Act provisions that aim to expand the reach of...

IRS Proposes Guidance for Solar Manufacturing Production Credit

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have issued proposed regulations to provide guidance for the advanced manufacturing production credit established by...

DOE Aims Nearly $3.5 Billion Toward Progressive Grid Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy is putting $3.46 billion toward 58 projects across 44 states to strengthen electric grid resilience and reliability across the...

Treasury Department, IRS Unveil Proposed Guidance on Inflation Reduction Act

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released proposed rules and FAQs on key provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act...
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ACORE Weighs In On House Energy and Water Spending Bill

By a vote of 34 to 24, the House Committee on Appropriations last week approved a Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Development spending...

BLM Proposes Rules for Energy Projects on Public Lands

The United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently published new proposed rules governing leasing and rental rates for renewable energy projects on public...

President Vetoes Repeal of Solar Tariff Moratorium

Despite passing both the House and Senate in recent weeks, President Joe Biden has vetoed H.J. Res. 39, a measure that would have lifted...

U.S. Senate Passes Repeal of Solar Tariff Moratorium

A week after passing in the House, the U.S. Senate has voted to approve H.J.Res.39, a measure that would repeal the Biden administration’s June...

House Votes to Keep Solar-Tariff Moratorium on the Chopping Block

After clearing the House Ways and Means Committee on April 17, the full House today passed legislation to repeal the Biden administration’s June 2022...

Clean Energy Measures in Jeopardy with Passed House Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, a bill intended to increase the federal debt limit while...

UPDATE: SEIA and Stakeholders Urge Congress to Fight Repeal of Solar Tariff Moratorium

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) says more than 400 companies from across the solar value chain sent a letter to Congress warning against...

DOE, FEMA Release Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Study Progress Report

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have released a one-year progress report for the Puerto Rico Grid...

Solar Developers Should Take Note of New White House Guidance

On Monday, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released interim guidance for analyzing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts of major federal...

Government Unveils New Solar Energy Development Efforts on Public Lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it will develop an updated plan to guide responsible solar energy development on public lands through an...

Dept. of Commerce: Four Solar Manufacturers Are Skirting U.S. Law

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary determinations in a recent circumvention case tied to solar cells and modules originating from China, finding...

SEIA: 240 Solar Companies Contest Basis for Auxin Solar Tariff Case

More than 240 solar and storage companies are imploring Secretary Gina Raimondo to reject a petition for new anti-circumvention tariffs on solar products as...

SEIA Seeking Clarity on IRA Clean Energy Provisions

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has filed responses to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's request for public comments on the clean energy...

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