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AEE Institute Provides Insight On Grid Cybersecurity

The Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) has released a new report identifying key challenges, best practices, and strategies for consideration by state and...

SMUD Helps Develop DER Planning Software For Utilities

Cloud software company Clean Power Research and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), a public utility in California, have announced the launch of WattPlan Grid,...

Report: Transmission Needed To Meet Corporations’ Hunger For Renewables

Big companies are increasingly signing deals to buy wind and solar power, and their large and growing demand may exceed the capacity of existing...

SEIA Dives Deeper Into Grid Modernization With New Paper

Continuing its in-depth look at state-level efforts to modernize the electric utility grid, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released the latest installment...

NAACP Launches National Solar Equity Initiative

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and National Day of Service, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)...

Groups Call For Renewables Over Natural Gas In Michigan

Groups including Vote Solar, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) are urging Michigan regulators to require...

CPUC OKs Nuclear Plant Closure, Nixes ‘Critical Elements’ Of Proposal

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) request to retire Diablo Canyon, the state's last remaining nuclear power...

Vote Solar To Appeal Massachusetts Rate Decision

Vote Solar has announced it will challenge the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) recent ruling to raise rates and impose new demand charges...

Survey: Ohio Conservatives Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy

The Ohio Conservative Energy Forum (OHCEF) has released a statewide poll showing conservative voters throughout the state overwhelmingly support public policies that encourage greater...

Solar Advocates Call Mass. Ruling A ‘Huge Step Backwards’

The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have expressed strong disappointment and serious concern with the Massachusetts Department...

NYC Launches Attack Against Big Oil Over Climate Change

Citing the need to battle climate change, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to divest the city's pension funds from...
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Another U.S. City Adopts 100% Renewable Energy Goal

On Tuesday, the Longmont, Colo., city council voted to approve a resolution committing the community in a shift away from fossil fuels and to...

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