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chicago

New Coalition Pushes For 100% Clean Energy In Chicago

On Tuesday, the Ready For 100 Chicago Collective announced its formation as a new community coalition working to move Chicago to a 100% clean,...
dunedin

Florida Coastal City Of Dunedin Makes 100% Renewable Energy Pledge

The city commission of Dunedin, Fla., has unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal of powering municipal operations entirely with renewable sources of energy by...
capitol

SEIA Leads ‘Solar Shines On The Hill Day’

Today, led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), nearly 70 solar companies are visiting the offices of more than 100 members of Congress...
100

With Cincinnati On Board, 100 U.S. Cities Now Committed To 100% Clean Energy

Cincinnati, Ohio, has become the 100th city or town in the nation - and the second city in Ohio, following Cleveland - to commit...
california

California’s New Residential Solar Policy Is Now Official

On Wednesday, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) unanimously confirmed the new standards requiring solar on most new homes in California starting in 2020.According...
new york

First ‘Solar For All’ Contracts Support Low-Income New Yorkers

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that nine community solar projects throughout New York have been awarded contracts...
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

New Milestone Underscores New Jersey’s Solar Commitment

This month, New Jersey surpassed a milestone of 100,000 installed solar projects, and the state says Gov. Phil Murphy's "clean energy agenda" will help...
energy

Baldwin City Signs Up For Solar From Westar Energy Project

Baldwin City, Kan., is adding solar to its energy mix through a new agreement with Westar Energy.On Nov. 20, Mayor Casey Simoneau signed an agreement...
electricity

Report: Antiquated Electricity Market Rules Impede Solar And Wind Deployment

Although record-low costs and consumer demand are driving growth in U.S. wind and solar energy, outdated wholesale market rules are preventing the two technologies...
rhode island

The U.S.’ Smallest State Has Big Renewable Energy Ambitions

"Though she be but little, she is fierce." A line from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream or an appropriate description for the State of...
pennsylvania

15 Strategies To Jump-Start Pennsylvania’s Solar Industry

A group of partners in Pennsylvania, led by the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), has come up with a plan to increase solar...