Category: Solar Policy

What It Takes to Go Solar on Earth Day

It's taken a decade to go solar and shift to a greener, planet-friendly lifestyle, and it still wouldn't have been possible without smart policies.
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Luminalt’s Jeanine Cotter: How Solar Loses Without a Diverse Workforce

The CEO of the San Francisco-based solar installer explains her company’s success with putting a high priority on building a diverse workforce.
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Solar Permits Data Paint a Clearer Picture of the Solar Boom

A San Francisco-based startup's database details all the solar permits in more than 400 US cities and counties. It's a ground-level view of the solar boom.
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Why Does the Gov’t Lowball Renewable Energy Potential Every Year?

In the just-published Annual Energy Outlook from the EIA, the government has once again taken a shockingly dim view of renewable energy's potential growth.
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Manitoba Solar Has a Long Climb to Reach Its Peak

Despite ample sunshine, Manitoba solar only barely exists; a lack of incentives has slowed its growth, though rising electricity costs means that could soon change.
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How California Solar Incentives Could Have Made an Even Bigger Impact

A six-year study of California solar installations found the state's incentive program would be even better by giving away solar to low-income households.
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What Are America’s Best Solar Cities?

While California boasts the biggest solar cities in the States, some of the other leaders from this new report are big surprises.
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Going Solar Should Be as Easy as Getting Cable TV

But, thanks to a complex and confusing permitting process, going solar can be painfully slow. One group is working hard to change that.
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What Would It Take to Bring Los Angeles Solar Into the Mainstream?

Researchers at UCLA have some ideas for using Los Angeles solar to eliminate the county's reliance on coal-fired energy and create new economic opportunities.
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How Obama Aims to Create 75,000 New Solar Jobs

In a Good Friday announcement in Utah, the president will create a 'Solar Ready Vets' program to train former servicemembers for high-quality solar jobs.
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