Policy Watch

U.S. Senators Propose Switch To 100% Clean Energy By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2017

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have proposed landmark climate change legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100% clean energy. The “100 by ’50 [Read More]

2017 Is ‘Off To A Busy Start’ For Distributed Solar Policy Actions

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2017

Forty states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), according to the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) latest edition of [Read More]

South Lake Tahoe Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., has become the 26th city in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of mountain communities to officially commit to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe [Read More]

A National First: Md. Legislature Passes Energy Storage Tax Credits

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

Maryland is “charging ahead” and embracing a new type of incentive for storage technology, according to the Energy Storage Alliance.

Albuquerque Officials Reveal Major Solar Plan For City Buildings

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 17, 2017

On Saturday, Albuquerque, N.M., City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton announced the city is taking the first steps to install over $25 million worth of solar projects on municipal buildings. This will be the first phase in fulfilling the [Read More]

NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]

Chicago To Switch Public Buildings To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 10, 2017

Chicago joins a growing list of U.S. cities that have made similar clean energy commitments.

Maryland Seeks Community Solar Providers For Pilot Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Following the recent approval of utility tariffs, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced it will soon begin accepting applications from operators of community solar generating systems to take part in the state’s community solar pilot program. The PSC [Read More]

NRDC: Renewable Energy Tax Credits Create ‘Huge’ Economic Gains

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

The U.S.’ federal tax credit extensions for renewable energy are leading to new wind and solar projects that will create more than 220,000 jobs and add nearly $23 billion to the U.S. economy this year alone, according to new findings [Read More]

Ohio House Passes Bill To Repeal Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Here we go again: Only a few months after Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, vetoed a similar bill, Ohio lawmakers have advanced new legislation to repeal the state’s renewable energy mandate. In June 2014, Ohio became the first U.S. state to [Read More]