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Ocasio-Cortez, Markey Propose Green New Deal

U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have introduced joint resolutions in the Senate and House, respectively,...
renewables

FERC Data: Renewables Now 21% Of U.S.’ Energy Capacity

Even though natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018, renewable energy sources seem poised to swamp fossil fuels as new...
farm

Congress Passes Farm Bill With Renewables Funding Intact

The House and Senate have passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, otherwise known as the farm bill, which keeps intact funding...
solar

Solar Energy Technologies Office Seeks R&D Insight

The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about priority...
solar

Solar In Q3: Blame The Tariffs For The Slump

Although the residential solar market continued to stabilize after a down 2017, the Section 201 solar tariffs took a toll on utility-scale...
ferc

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...
solar

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...
puerto rico

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...
nevada

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...
solar

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...
clean-energy

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...
energy storage

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...