Category: Solar Policy

Big Plans for Solar in Austin, Texas: Nearly a Gigawatt by 2025

Plenty of Texas’ politicians may be ignoring climate change, but individual cities and municipalities in the state are still making moves toward renewable energy. The latest gambit is coming out ...
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When TUSK Comes to Town

Launched in Arizona in 2013, conservative pro-solar group TUSK has since expanded to nearly a dozen other red and purple states where solar is under attack.
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With 430,000 Workers, California’s Renewables Employ More People than Hollywood

A new report from the Advanced Energy Economy institute finds that California solar employs more than 430,000 people -- the most of any state by far.
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New York Solar Gets a 3GW Boost from NY-SUN’s Solarize Program

With government plans to add 3-gigawatt of capacity by 2023, New York solar is set to boom, with help from a Solarize-style incentive program.
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How Green Mountain Power’s Mary Powell is Building the Utility of the Future

By embracing renewable energy and lowering customers' costs, Vermont's Green Mountain Power under CEO Mary Powell is becoming the utility of the future.
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Arizona Solar Takes Another Hit as Salt River Project Seeks Fees

Another utility is hoping to levy a huge fee on Arizona solar customers as the Salt River Project proposes a $50 per month solar charge in Phoenix.
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Green Jobs in Canada Now Outnumber Tar Sands Workers

Solar, wind and biofuels are now creating more green jobs in Canada than the controversial fossil-fuel development projects that make the news headlines.
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Public Service Commission Dismantles Florida Solar Rebate Program

Florida’s Public Service Commission voted last week to cut energy efficiency targets for power companies and to do away with a solar rebate program in the state, decisions that served ...
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From Alaska to New Mexico, Smart States Win Clean Energy Awards

The Clean Energy States Alliance has recognized eight projects from across the country for innovative work to bring wind, solar and efficiency to residents.
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Conservatives Move into Colorado to Protect Home Solar Against Xcel

The conservative-led, pro-solar group is stepping up its efforts to protect home solar in Colorado against utility attacks to slash net metering benefits.
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