Category: Solar Policy

Can Stem’s New Hawaii Energy Storage Project Boost the State’s Solar?

Stem has just launched a new one-megawatt Hawaii energy storage project that may bring new life to the state's solar market.
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LA’s New Solar Map Helps Bring Solar to Areas that Need it Most

The second edition of L.A.'s LASER solar map identifies neighborhoods facing health risks from power plants and threats from climate change.
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Black Hills Power Cancels Wyoming Solar Tax After Homeowners Protest

Black Hills Power has canceled its plans to raise a tax on Wyoming solar homeowners in the face of widespread protests.
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How Local Solar Rules Can Save You Big Bucks

Good local solar policies that cover everything from permitting to inspections and interconnection can save a homeowner an average of $2,500 or more.
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Obama’s Solar Initiatives, Clean Energy Plans Aim to Slash Emissions

The sunshine hits keep on coming for President Barack Obama’s administration. New executive actions and public-private solar commitments recently announced by the White House promise to save ...
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How to Scale Solar in Florida

With the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan standards, Florida Governor Rick Scott has an opportunity respond to pollution-driven climate change that so gravely threatens our ...
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Solar and Hydro Still Lead the West for Renewables, ACORE Finds

The 12 states in the western United States are the nation's goldmine for green energy, creating two-thirds of the country's solar power, according to the latest regional report from ACORE.
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Utilities are a Dying Business and UK Should Go Solar, Researchers Say

London-based Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) was reportedly the first to influentially call for limiting greenhouse gases to two degrees Celsius. Now it’s calling for the ...
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Green Jobs Are Booming — but Will the Growth Continue?

Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, announced this month that it plans to open a $5 billion factory in Nevada. The giant facility — they’re calling it a “gigafactory” — will ...
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IRENA Urges Major Gov’t Commitments to, and Financing for, Renewables

How do we revolutionize the global power system? Follow, then transform, the money. That’s the thrust of the first edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s new series ...
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