Content Category: Policy Watch
Washington Governor Proposes Cap-And-Trade System
on 18 Dec 2014 by SI Staff
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a carbon cap-and-trade mechanism for the state. Building on an executive order Inslee issued in April, the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act (CPAA) would create [read more]
Colorado PUC Rejects Xcel Energy's Solar*Connect Subscription Program
on 09 Dec 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
Solar sector advocates were pleased that the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rejected a proposal by Xcel Energy to create community solar projects under its Solar*Connect program. "It was one [read more]
EPA Receives Over 1.6M Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan
on 02 Dec 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received over 1.6 million comments on its proposed Clean Power Plan before the agency's Dec. 1 deadline. In June, the EPA released the plan, [read more]
The NRDC Wants The EPA To Push For Deeper Carbon Cuts In Clean Energy Plan
on 01 Dec 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
Analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can achieve substantially deeper cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than it has proposed by [read more]
PSC Rubber-Stamping Of Rate Cases Leaves Wisconsin Solar 'Devastated'
on 18 Nov 2014 by Mark Del Franco email the content item print the content item
The Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin has orally approved plans by We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service - two of the state's largest utilities - to impose increases on [read more]
HECO Unveils Plan To Clear Hawaii PV Backlog Within Five Months
on 04 Nov 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
Based on initial results from a battery of solar inverter tests, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) is moving to clear the current backlog of customers awaiting approval to interconnect their rooftop [read more]
500 Solar Businesses Show Support For EPA's Clean Power Plan
on 23 Oct 2014 by SI Staff
Over 500 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses have signed and issued a joint letter to the White House, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating [read more]
After Massachusetts' 'Godfather Of Solar' Exits, Will The New Gov. Step Up?
on 16 Oct 2014 by Mark Del Franco email the content item print the content item
When it comes to solar advocacy, Massachusetts' next chief executive will likely have big shoes to fill. That's because Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., is term-limited and, therefore, cannot seek re-election [read more]
Volatility Creeping Into Mass. Solar Sector Shakes Up Larger Developers
on 09 Oct 2014 by Michael Puttre email the content item print the content item
Solar policy in Massachusetts is not a house of cards in the sense that it did not all come crashing down when somebody bumped the table this summer. However, there [read more]
U.S. Bureau Of Land Management Proposes New Rule To Spur Solar Development On Public Land
on 26 Sep 2014 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed new regulations intended to promote the use of "designated leasing areas" for solar and wind energy development [read more]
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