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More Than 300 Communities In 40 States Achieve SolSmart Designation

More than 300 local governments have now met national benchmarks for encouraging the growth of solar and removing barriers to market development....

New Ad Campaign Calls On Senators, Trump To Support 100% Clean Energy Economy

The Sierra Club has launched a digital advertising campaign calling on five senators and President Donald Trump to address the climate crisis...

Brattle Study: New England Must Accelerate Clean Energy Additions To Meet GHG Goals

New England has committed to achieving at least an 80% reduction in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. A new study prepared by economists at The...

Study: Carbon Pricing Will Help N.Y. Meet Clean Energy Goals More Effectively

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has released a new study claiming that carbon pricing will help New York meet its...

Philadelphia Passes 100% Renewable Energy Resolution

Last week, the Philadelphia city council passed Resolution 190728, establishing a goal of 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050 or sooner.

What California’s Solar Mandate Means For Installers, And Why Picking The Right Partners Is...

A new solar mandate in California, which requires new homes to include solar power starting on Jan. 1, 2020, presents a complex...

Chapel Hill Targets 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

The town council of Chapel Hill, N.C., has unanimously passed a resolution establishing a goal of 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050....

L.A. Looks To Expand Feed-In Tariff Program

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is planning to expand and modify its feed-in tariff (FiT) program.

Arlington County Commits To 100% Clean, Renewable Electricity

On Saturday, the Arlington County Board in Virginia unanimously voted to adopt a new community energy plan (CEP) after a two-year review....
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Unpacking California Solar Taxation: What To Know During Development

Development of solar projects in California has been spurred by California’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which requires that 60% of retail electricity...