Content Category: Policy Watch
Colorado Solar Advocates Commend PUC Decision On Net Metering
by SI Staff on 01 Sep 2015 email the content item print the content item
Colorado solar leaders applauded the decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to leave its net-metering policy unchanged, calling it a "fair outcome" for the state's consumers, utilities and [read more]
Net-Metering Rules And Customer Charge Increases Top Distributed Solar Policy Decisions
by SI Staff on 18 Aug 2015 email the content item print the content item
A new report from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) says customer charge increases and changes to net-energy metering rules were the most common distributed solar policy changes [read more]
Proposed Solar Legislation Would Raise Net-Metering Caps In Massachusetts
by Solar Industry on 10 Aug 2015 email the content item print the content item
The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito has filed legislation to raise solar net-metering caps and establish a long-term, sustainable framework for further solar development [read more]
New York's Shared Renewables Order Removes A Barrier To Community Solar
by Michael Puttre on 04 Aug 2015 email the content item print the content item
Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new interpretation of the state's virtual net-metering law that enables multiple off-takers to receive credits from a given project. The so-called [read more]
SCE Proposes Monthly Charge For Residential Solar Producers To Cover Infrastructure Costs
by SI Staff on 04 Aug 2015 email the content item print the content item
Southern California Edison (SCE) has filed a proposal in the net-energy metering (NEM) successor tariff proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission. SCE's proposal includes a request for a monthly [read more]
The EPA's Clean Power Plan Increases Importance Of Wind And Solar In Achieving Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets
by Michael Puttre on 03 Aug 2015 email the content item print the content item
The final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan contains a number of significant differences from the proposed plan the agency presented in June 2014. The most eye-catching change [read more]
Large Commercial Projects In The U.K. Face Loss Of Support
by SI Staff on 22 Jul 2015 email the content item print the content item
The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published proposals to reduce renewables obligation (RO) support for larger solar projects and make changes to feed-in tariff (FIT) rates [read more]
SEIA Driving To Include ITC Extension In Tax Bill
by SI Staff on 08 Jul 2015 email the content item print the content item
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is mobilizing its membership and the solar sector to make sure a provision in pending legislation includes an extension of the federal investment tax [read more]
New York Looks To Well-Tuned Incentives To Sustain Solar Growth
by Michael Puttre on 07 Jul 2015 email the content item print the content item
The state of New York is celebrating a 300% increase in the deployment of solar power within its borders between 2011 and 2014. This brought the Empire State's total solar [read more]
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]
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