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Report: U.S. Solar Has Grown 40-Fold Since 2009

Since 2009, the U.S. has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270%,...

Renewables Top Coal For Second Month In A Row

Renewable energy sources - biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind - accounted for more than a fifth (20.3%) of net domestic electrical...

Five-Year Solar ITC Extension Proposed In House And Senate

Two companion bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to call for an extension of the solar investment tax credit...

Bill Proposes Clean Energy Victory Bonds

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., have introduced bicameral legislation to give Americans...

Legislation Promotes Solar, Wind Development On Public Lands

U.S. Reps. Mike Levin, D-Calif., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., recently introduced the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act (PLREDA) of 2019, a...

House Leaders Plot 100% Clean Energy Economy: ‘Ambitious But Necessary’

Democratic House committee leaders have announced a bold new plan to achieve a 100% clean economy by 2050.The...
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SEIA Leads Industry-Wide Effort To Expand Solar ITC

Nearly 1,000 companies across the U.S. solar industry supply chain have sent a letter to Congress to call for the extension of...
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New Campaign Lets Solar Supporters Send Postcards To Elected Officials

Vote Solar and Solar United Neighbors, two U.S. solar advocacy organizations, have announced a new national partnership to mobilize solar customers as...
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FERC Makes Drastic Changes To Three-Year Energy Forecast

Within the past month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has dramatically revised its three-year forecast for changes in the U.S. electrical...

Bill Proposes Nationwide Renewable Electricity Standard

A new Senate bill is proposing a target of at least 50% renewable electricity nationwide in 15 years, putting the U.S. on...