Content Category: Policy Watch
California Legislature Approves 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard
by SI Staff on 30 Mar 2011
S.B.2X, authored by State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has cleared the California State Assembly, after passing the Senate on a vote of 26-11 last month. The legislation would require [read more]
Japan Raises Commercial Solar Feed-In-Tariff Rates, Cuts Residential Rates
by SI Staff on 30 Mar 2011
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has announced an increase to the country's feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates: Starting April 1, utilities will pay 40 yen (approximately $0.48)/kWh for nonresidential PV [read more]
New Senate White Paper Raises Key Questions About Energy Standards
by Mark Del Franco on 24 Mar 2011
In the context of Japan's recent nuclear crisis, the U.S. Senate's Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) is taking a serious look at the reforms and policy goals that [read more]
California Judge Rules Against California Cap-And-Trade Program
by SI Staff on 23 Mar 2011
California's cap-and-trade initiative, scheduled to be implemented next year by the state's Air Resources Board (ARB) as part of the state's A.B.32 climate-change law, has encountered a legal obstacle. Judge [read more]
State Policy Spotlight: What If Iowa Deployed 300 MW Of Solar Power?
by Jessica Lillian on 10 Mar 2011
Although well known for its thriving wind energy industry, Iowa has yet to become a major player in the U.S. solar market. With the right policies in place, however, the [read more]
France Enacts Further Cuts To Solar FIT
by SI Staff on 10 Mar 2011
French Minister for the Environment Nathalie Kosciuso-Morizet has announced a new, reduced solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) rate: 0.12 euros per kWh for both roof-mounted and ground-mounted systems over 100 kW in [read more]
Senate's Continuing Resolution Would Preserve DOE Loan-Guarantee Program
by SI Staff on 09 Mar 2011
The U.S. Senate's Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, has introduced a continuing resolution (CR) covering funding for the remainder of fiscal-year 2011. Although the CR [read more]
Italian Solar Groups Declare Solar FIT Cuts 'Markedly Unconstitutional'
by SI Staff on 07 Mar 2011
Future changes to solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates, as announced by Italy's government, are "markedly unconstitutional," according to a coalition of industry groups, including APER, Assosolare, Asso Energie Future and Gifi. [read more]
SEIA President Testifies Before U.S. House Energy Committee
by SI Staff on 04 Mar 2011
Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), delivered testimony before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade at a hearing [read more]
Italy Announces Feed-In Tariff Reductions, But No Solar Market Cap
by SI Staff on 03 Mar 2011
Representatives from Italy's Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry for Economic Development have reached an agreement with Gruppo Imprese Fotovoltaiche Italiane (GIFI), the country's PV industry association, to adjust [read more]
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