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In a surprise vote, Arizona utility regulators reject a clean energy plan

The plan took three years to put together and won initial approval by regulators last November. Rejection means that renewable energy standards adopted 15 years ago remain in effect.

Cleantech roundup: Solar e-commerce store, Tesla EV charger expansion, tracker deployment, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products and services.

Sunrise brief: More community solar is added in Minnesota

Also on the rise: Notre Dame-backed solar project enters service, report highlights coal’s fading economic viability, and LS Power completes its latest acquisition.

Pattern of ‘decide-announce-defend’ for rural solar must change, researchers say

Meeting clean energy goals means that more projects will be proposed for agricultural land, making it necessary for developers to better engage with local communities.

On-site and off-site community solar options: What’s right for you?

In the second of our series focused on commercial-scale solar, we look at community solar options as a viable alternative for tenants and owners alike.

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Sunrise brief: Michigan utilities signal support for raising a cap on rooftop solar

Also on the rise: Report sheds light on low- and moderate-income solar program performance, and renewables bucked a slump in U.S. energy production in 2020.

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Solar employment fell but worker productivity rose in pandemic-scarred 2020, report says

The annual employment report showed continued jobs stagnation, which needs to be reversed for the sector to hit 400,000 jobs by 2030 and 900,000 to meet the Biden administration’s 2035 climate goals.

Energy transition jobs: TerraWatt Infrastructure, Community Energy, Li-Cycle Corp., and more

Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.

Enel Green Power NA plans 1.5 GW of new renewables and energy storage capacity

The company said it has more than 2.3 GW of renewable generation under construction, and by mid-year will have 606 MW of battery storage capacity under way.

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Sunrise brief: Utility PSEG sells its solar energy portfolio

Also on the rise: Rooftop solar enters service at a Ford Motor research center, RAI Energy signs a 20-year PPA for 100 MW of solar energy, and Go Solar Group enters New Mexico’s residential market.