18 incoming Members of Congress back call for Green New Deal

The radical call for a rapid energy transition and jobs program now has the stated support of more than 4% of the U.S. Representatives who will take seats in January.

Solar panel shipment data points to construction boom

pv magazine is finding more evidence of a major uptick in the construction of solar projects.

SunPower completes $400 million securitization

A subsidiary of the high-efficiency solar maker has closed on a bond issuance backed by 37,500 residential solar leases, with the notes paying 5.68% annually.

Colorado regulators clear the path for clean energy growth

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has issued an order that gets rid of a requirement that renewable energy facilities go through an auction process before qualifying for PURPA contracts – as well as deciding to require utilities to examine energy storage as an alternative to infrastructure.

Capital Dynamics, Tenaska join booming Midwest solar market

The developer and asset manager have signed a deal to develop 2 GWac of solar projects in six Midwestern states – more than the entire capacity that is currently online in those states. But this appears to only the beginning for the region.

DC votes in favor of the nation’s most aggressive 100% renewable energy target

The nation’s capitol is close to mandating that PEPCO serve the district’s entire electric demand with renewables by 2032 – and that all vehicle fleets in the city go 100% low-or-zero emissions by 2045. But the bill isn’t done yet.

Senate committee advances pro-fossil ideologue to FERC

Over the protests of Democrats, a Republican majority in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has advanced Bernard McNamee to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He must still be approved by the full Senate.

SunPower retools former SolarWorld factory for P-Series

The high efficiency PV maker has already brought in all the tools for making its shingled P-Series product in Oregon, aiming to begin ramping in January.

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Massachusetts’ SMART to go live today

As of noon today Massachusetts’ SREC-II program will close, and the window to apply under the SMART program will begin, which is expected to result in a flood of applications.

New governors could mandate 34 GWac more solar, wind by 2030

A new analysis by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables finds that the renewable energy and climate ambitions of governors elected on November 6 could increase the total market for solar in five states by 17.7 GWac, if all five pass 50% by 2030 mandates.

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