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New York State Advances Landmark Clean Energy Bill

The New York state legislature has passed a bold climate change bill, proposing 70% renewable electricity supply by 2030 and 100% zero-emissions...

Virginians Form New Solar Co-op

With the help of Solar United Neighbors, Virginians in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax counties have formed a new solar co-op.

St. Louis Park School District Passes Clean Energy Resolution

On Monday, the St. Louis Park Public School Board passed a Climate Leadership Resolution establishing a goal of transitioning the school district...

New Jersey Drafts Pathway To 100% Clean Energy

The State of New Jersey has released a draft energy master plan (EMP), which provides an initial blueprint for the total conversion...
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Minnesota School District Targets 100% Renewable Electricity

The school board of District 197 in Minnesota has established a goal of transitioning to 100% clean electricity by 2020.
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CT Legislature Approves Bill To Halt Net Metering Sunset

A 2018 Connecticut law that was designed to end net metering in the state was reversed before it had a chance to...
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Pennsylvania’s State College Announces Clean Energy Commitment

The council of State College, a Pennsylvania community that is home to Penn State University, has voted unanimously to adopt a resolution...
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Michigan Expands Farmland Access For Solar Projects

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., and Gary McDowell, director of Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), have announced a decision to...

Massachusetts Program Increases Solar Access For Municipal Light Plant Customers

Massachusetts' Baker-Polito administration recently awarded $2.3 million to fund a solar rebate program to support residential and small commercial solar projects for...
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Maine Legislative Committee OKs Pro-Solar Bill

A bipartisan bill aimed at sparking the development of solar energy in Maine received approval from the legislature’s Energy, Utilities & Technology...