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nevada

Nevada Inches Closer To 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard

Update: The Nevada Assembly’s Growth and Infrastructure Committee has now also unanimously passed the bill.The Nevada Senate has...
puerto rico

Puerto Rico Enacts 100% Renewable Energy Bill

Last week, Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló signed the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, which establishes a goal of 100% renewable...

Wisconsin Regulators Green-Light Hefty Solar Expansion

This week, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) approved projects that will lead to a five-fold expansion of solar in the state....
missoula

Missoula Is First Montana City To Adopt 100% Renewables Goal

The city council of Missoula, Mont., has unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to move the city’s electricity to 100% clean, renewable...
solar

After REC Lottery, Illinois Solar Advocates Push For More Action

On Wednesday, the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) awarded renewable energy credits (RECs) that are designed to support the construction of hundreds of...
schools

N.Y. Program Tracks Schools’ Energy Usage, Facilitates Solar

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced a new program for pre-K through grade 12 schools (P-12)...
chicago

Chi-Town Makes Milestone Renewable Energy Commitment

On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council unanimously voted to establish a goal of transitioning the entire city to 100% clean, renewable energy...

N.Y. Seeks To Improve Integration Of Renewables Onto Grid

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced up to $30 million in funding for projects that aim to improve the resiliency, flexibility...

Report Ranks Major U.S. Cities On Solar Capacity

Over the past six years, solar energy capacity has more than doubled in 45 of America’s 57 largest cities, according to a...
solar

Maryland Legislature OKs Clean Energy Jobs Act

Maryland state lawmakers have passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), which would raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50%...
boise idaho

Boise Becomes First Idaho City With 100% Renewable Electricity Goal

The city council of Boise, Idaho, has voted to adopt “Boise’s Energy Future,” a plan to move the city’s electricity to 100%...
solar

Maine’s Repeal Of Gross Metering A Boon For Solar

Gov. Janet Mills, D-Maine, has signed into law a bill that repeals the state's controversial “gross metering” rule for solar.