Category: Solar Policy

Indiana Utilities and Legislators Work to Halt Rooftop Solar Growth

Large utilities and state legislators in Indiana are coming together to promote a bill that makes distributed and rooftop solar less appealing to consumers.
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NREL Says Solar Had Boom Year in 2014, but We Still Need More Growth

Despite 66 percent growth in solar generation last year, solar still accounts for just .5 percent of the US's energy mix -- much quicker growth is needed.
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The Super Bowl’s Green Energy Comes from a Utility Fighting Home Solar

Phoenix's Salt River Project may be powering this year's Super Bowl with 100 percent clean energy, but it's also raising rates on its home solar customers.
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Low Oil Prices Won’t Hurt Clean Energy Investments

A new report from IRENA finds that clean energy has reached or beaten cost-parity with fossil fuels in many parts of the world.
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US Could Easily Triple Its Renewable Energy by 2030 — but Should Do Even More

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency sees lots of room for improvement in the US market, but even the 10 percent it believe is possible in 15 years is nowhere near enough.
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2014 Was a Record Year for Clean Energy Investments

A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance found investors put $310 billion into renewable energy around the globe in 2014.
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Solar Gets a Moment in the Sun – In an Oil Industry Energy Outlook Report

The American Petroleum Institute invited the SEIA to take part in its latest energy outlook report, and solar's future couldn't look any brighter.
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Pro-Solar Conservatives Steps Up to Boost Home Solar in Florida

Conservatives for Energy Freedom, a Florida group launched by Debbie Dooley of the Green Tea Movement, is petitioning the state to open the market for solar in Florida.
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Calif. Governor Sets a Target for 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

Gov. Jerry Brown's three main goals for his fourth term include cutting gas used by vehicles in half, double the energy efficiency of buildings, and power California with 50 percent renewable energy ...
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Bernadette Del Chiaro Wants to Make California Solar a Force of Nature

As the head of CALSEIA, Del Chiaro is working to push policymakers and fight back against utilities to make 2015 the best year yet for California solar.
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