Category: Solar Policy

California Governor Sets North America’s Most Aggressive Climate Goal

Under Jerry Brown's new Climate Goal for California, the state will reduce its emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
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Will the End of Solar Subsidies Kill or Strengthen the Solar Industry?

A new white paper from Stanford University argues that the coming end of the big federal solar subsidy may end up helping the solar boom -- but not everyone agrees.
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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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