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Despite A Rocky History, It's Too Early To Give Up On RECs
by Michael Puttre on 25 Jun 2015 email the content item print the content item
The track record of renewable energy credits (RECs) is spotty, with several high-profile market misfires leading many to be skeptical of their utility. Conceived as a mechanism for enforcing a [read more]
TEP To Propose A Reduction In Net-Metering Rates Under New Plan
by SI Staff on 22 Jun 2015 email the content item print the content item
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) plans to file a request later this year with Arizona Corporation Commission regulators for new 2017 rates that will include a revised net-metering plan with what [read more]
Hawaii Enacts 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard
by SI Staff on 09 Jun 2015 email the content item print the content item
Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, signed a bill into law that mandates state utilities to procure 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources, making Hawaii the first U.S. state to [read more]
Tech Giants Urge North Carolina Legislators To Scuttle Bill Revising Renewable Energy Policies
by SI Staff on 28 May 2015 email the content item print the content item
Apple, Google and Facebook sent state legislators in North Carolina a letter opposing a bill (H.B.332) that includes revisions to renewable energy and energy-efficiency policies. The tech industry giants, writing [read more]
North Carolina's Legislative Wrangles Over Solar Highlight Role Of States
by Michael Puttre on 26 May 2015
According to Ivan Urlaub, executive director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, North Carolina - which has been a renewable energy leader in the Southeast, particularly with regard to [read more]
TASC Wants Action On Property Tax Bill For Solar In South Carolina
by Solar Industry on 18 May 2015 email the content item print the content item
The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), which comprises Demeter Power, Silevo, SolarCity, Solar Universe, Sunrun, Verengo and ZEP Solar, is urging South Carolina's legislators to take action on a property [read more]
Hawaii Poised To Enact 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard
by SI Staff on 12 May 2015 email the content item print the content item
After a vote of 74-2, Hawaii legislators sent Gov. David Y. Ige, D-Hawaii, legislation that would require state utilities to procure all of their electricity from renewable energy resources by [read more]
Georgia Governor Signs Solar Finance Bill Into Law
by SI Staff on 12 May 2015 email the content item print the content item
Gov. Nathan Deal, R-Georgia, has signed into law legislation that clears the way for homeowners and building owners to install rooftop photovoltaic power systems. The Solar Power Free Market Financing [read more]
Xcel And Developers Clash Over Large Solar Garden Projects In Minnesota
by Michael Puttre on 05 May 2015 email the content item print the content item
Xcel Energy's recent letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) seeking to firmly cap community solar garden (CSG) projects at 1 MW has drawn rapid and sharp criticism from [read more]
California Establishes Ambitious Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Target
by SI Staff on 30 Apr 2015 email the content item print the content item
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an executive order to establish a California greenhouse-gas (GHG) reduction target of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. According to the governor's office, the [read more]
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