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States Increasingly Taking Actions On Grid Modernization

Forty-four states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, took actions related to grid modernization in the second quarter...

Maryland Launches Governor’s Task Force On Solar, Wind Siting

Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., has signed Executive Order 01.01.2019.09, establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Renewable Energy Development and Siting, which will work to...

New Jersey Proposes Amended SREC Program

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has proposed a rule to amend its solar renewable energy certificate (SREC) program.

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down California ReMAT In Winding Creek Solar Case

On July 29, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s decision in Winding Creek Solar LLC v. Peterman et...

Another Florida City Targets 100% Clean Energy

The city council of Satellite Beach, Fla., has unanimously passed a resolution committing the city to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy...
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New Texas Tax Law A Boon For Renewable Energy Development

Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, recently signed into law H.B.3143, which will extend the life of the Chapter 312 abatement program in Texas....
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Cuomo Signs Historic Renewable Energy Bill Into Law

A new law in New York will require the state to procure 6 GW of distributed solar by 2025, as well as...
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Wisconsin Utility Cancels Controversial Solar Tax Plan

Solar groups are applauding a decision by Milwaukee-based utility We Energies, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, to cancel plans to tax...

La Crosse Passes 100% Renewable Energy Resolution

The city council of La Crosse, Wis., has unanimously passed a resolution establishing a goal of 100% clean, renewable energy across the...
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Solar Soars In South Carolina With Energy Freedom Act

South Carolina’s new "Energy Freedom Act" is aptly titled. Signed into law in May following unanimous votes in the South Carolina House...