Category: Solar Policy

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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Clean Energy Victory Bonds: Another Way to Finance the Solar Boom?

As divestment from dirty fuels take hold, cleantech financial instruments are ramping up. An intriguing entrant is San Jose Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014 (PDF), ...
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New Guide Helps Everyone Follow in Solarize’s Home Solar Successes

Because any local effort aiming to boost home solar installations through bulk purchase discounts can call itself a Solarize campaign, it’s hard to determine just exactly what combination of ...
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China Gets Serious About Rooftop Solar with 8-Gigawatt Goal

Rooftop solar may be drawing fire in the U.S., but China is cool with it. In fact, its National Energy Administration has asked local authorities to increase the amount and ...
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California is About to Get a Cheaper, Faster Solar Permit Process

Residential solar in California could soon get a lot cheaper, if an assembly bill on its way to the governor’s desk is signed into law. The bill, called the Solar ...
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