Content Category: Policy Watch
Tax Bill Compromise Includes Cash-Grant Program Extension
on 10 Dec 2010 by SI Staff
The U.S. Senate's tax-bill compromise includes a one-year extension of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's 1603 program, known as the cash-grant program, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association [read more]
Can The Cash-Grant Program Be Saved?
on 09 Dec 2010 by Jessica Lillian
As President Obama and members of Congress continue to negotiate a comprehensive tax package, the renewable energy industry is fighting to ensure that the final version contains an extension of [read more]
Ex-Im Bank Launching Renewable Energy Export Initiative
on 08 Dec 2010 by SI Staff
The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank) has joined seven other U.S. government agencies in launching a coordinated effort to promote renewable energy and energy-efficiency exports under a project [read more]
France To Temporarily Stop New Photovoltaic Projects
on 07 Dec 2010 by SI Staff
Following a meeting with key cabinet members, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has announced that the country will temporarily halt the registration of new PV projects. Domestic installations under 3 [read more]
ACORE Calls For Global Renewable Energy Standard
on 06 Dec 2010 by SI Staff
During the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) currently under way in Cancun, Mexico, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) President Michael Eckhart called for a global renewable energy standard [read more]
Ontario Releases Updated Long-Term Energy Plan
on 24 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
The Ontario Government has announced its updated Long-Term Energy Plan, which is a 20-year plan designed to set the course for a clean energy revolution in the province. Under the [read more]
FERC Proposes Changes To Renewable Energy Integration Procedures
on 19 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed reforms to its rules to lay the foundation for integrating the rapid growth of variable energy resources into the nation's power grid. [read more]
DOE Forms Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Advisory Committee
on 17 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC), a federal committee whose members will report to Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu [read more]
Australia, U.S. Pledge To Cut Solar's Costs
on 08 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard have announced a collaborative agreement to research solar power, with the goal of cutting solar energy's costs to [read more]
Post-Election Political Shift Casts Doubts On Renewable Energy's Future
on 05 Nov 2010 by Jessica Lillian
The positive political momentum enjoyed by the U.S. renewable energy industry is being replaced by pessimism and frustration, as the composition of the country's bodies of elected officials has become [read more]
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