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Solar Installer Survey Finds Overwhelming Support For Permanent ITC Extension

EnergySage and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) have released the results of their fourth annual Solar Installer Survey, which...

Hawaii’s New Ratepayer Protection Law A Boon For Solar, Says Sunrun

In a move being applauded by Sunrun, Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, has signed into law S.B.2939 (Act 005), which requires the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC)...

President Trump Signs Tax Bill With Solar ITC Intact

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed into law the comprehensive GOP tax reform bill, an overhaul of the federal tax code that left the...

Arizona Regulators Vote To End Net Metering

In a 4-1 decision, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has decided to end the state’s net energy metering (NEM) program, which compensates...

University And Hawaiian Electric Partner To Develop Green Tariff

The University of Hawaii (UH) and utility company Hawaiian Electric have committed to collaborate on development of a renewable energy initiative to help the...

Governments Launch Global Alliance To Phase Out Coal

A global alliance over more than 25 governments was launched today with a goal of ending the use of unabated coal and...

Another U.S. Community Adopts 100% Renewables Goal

The Breckenridge, Colo., town council has unanimously approved a resolution committing the community to shift away from dirty fossil fuels and to...

NARUC Adopts Resolution Urging Trade Rep To ‘Carefully Weigh’ Solar Case

Today, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the body that represents state public service commissioners in charge of regulating utilities...

California Utilities Are Exceeding State Renewable Energy Goals

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has released its annual Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) report showing that the program, which is one...

SEPA Asks For Feedback On Draft DERMS Standards

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has released a draft comprehensive requirements document for distributed energy resources management systems (DERMS) and now...