Policy Watch

Mayors Throw Support Behind 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 26, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has approved a resolution that establishes support from the nation’s mayors for the goal of moving to 100% clean and renewable energy in cities nationwide. Introduced by the co-chairs of Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, [Read More]

AEE To Next Va. Governor: How To Make Energy ‘Secure, Clean & Affordable’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has delivered a policy memo to the Virginia gubernatorial campaigns of Republican nominee Ed Gillespie and Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to outline how advanced energy can transform the Virginia economy. The memo – “Advanced [Read More]

Clean Energy Advocates Denounce Court Decision On PJM Rules

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

An appeals court upheld FERC’s approval of new PJM capacity rules, which opponents argue discriminate against wind and solar.

Two More U.S. Cities Make 100% Renewables Pledge

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

The cities of Sarasota, Fla., and Columbia, S.C., have each made commitments to transition to 100% renewable energy, the Sierra Club has announced. According to the group, the Sarasota City Commission adopted a goal of powering all of Sarasota with [Read More]

New York Offers Funding For Emerging Energy Storage Tech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that up to $6.3 million is now available for emerging energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in the state. [Read More]

Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Nevada RPS And Community Solar Bills

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

Shortly after praising Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., for signing a bill to help restore Nevada’s rooftop solar industry last week, renewable energy advocates have expressed disappointment with the governor’s decision to veto two other clean energy bills. On Friday, Sandoval [Read More]

Florida Governor Signs Popular Pro-Solar Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 19, 2017

With his signature, Gov. Rick Scott has “answered the will of the voters,” according to a state senator.

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Restore Rooftop Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

As promised, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., has signed into law a bill to almost fully restore net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada. Solar advocates have praised the legislation, A.B.405, which is expected to revive the state’s struggling rooftop solar market. [Read More]

SEIA: Suniva Trade Petition Would ‘Kill’ 88,000 Solar Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) claims an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current U.S. solar workforce, would be lost next year if Suniva gets trade protections the company proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade [Read More]

Study: Community Solar Poses Significant Opportunity For Connecticut

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

During a press conference on Wednesday, Connecticut state lawmakers and clean energy advocates presented a new report revealing the local jobs and economic benefits that could result from community solar. The report, “Community Solar: Ready to Work for Connecticut,” shows [Read More]