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Senate OKs McNamee As FERC Commissioner

In a move denounced by clean energy groups, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Bernard McNamee as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
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What Could Happen If Entire U.S. Adopted California’s New Solar Policy?

What would happen if builders installed solar panels on all new U.S. homes starting in 2020? According to a new report from Environment America...
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SEIA Officially Joins Forces With Solar & Energy Storage Association Of P.R.

The Solar & Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA-PR) is now an official affiliate of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).Today, according to the...
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Feds Seek Input On Tungsten Mountain Solar Project

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has completed a draft environmental assessment (EA) and is seeking public comments on...
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U.S. Electrical Generation By Solar Up 30% Over Last Year

Renewable energy sources - solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower - accounted for nearly 18.0% of net domestic electrical generation during the first three...
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BNEF: Developing Nations Are ‘Leading The Charge’ On Clean Energy Deployment

A combination of surging electricity demand, sinking technology costs and innovative policymaking has allowed developing nations to seize the mantle of global clean energy...
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SEIA To Congress: Make Energy Storage Eligible For ITC

In a letter filed on Monday, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), alongside several other energy trade and advocacy organizations, is urging Congress to...
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Report: Antiquated Electricity Market Rules Impede Solar And Wind Deployment

Although record-low costs and consumer demand are driving growth in U.S. wind and solar energy, outdated wholesale market rules are preventing the two technologies...

The Ins And Outs Of De-Risking Renewable Energy Investments

The following is adapted from Energy Innovation's Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy.Reducing the risk of investment in renewable energy projects is...
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Commerce Dept. Names New Members Of Renewables Advisory Group

Thirty-nine new members have been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC).Initially established in 2010 and most recently...
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PJM Fuel Security Study Underscores Grid Reliability

As part of PJM Interconnection’s ongoing initiative to assess the resilience of the electrical grid, the nation’s largest grid operator has released a summary of...

Solar And Wind Help Curb CO2 Power Emissions 28% Since 2005

According to new findings from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) have declined 28% since 2005 because...