Democrats’ ambitious climate action plan targets a clean US grid by 2040

With a timely focus on jobs and environmental justice, recommendations in the 538-page plan range from a solar ITC extension to a pushback on FERC’s ability to create wholesale market barriers to clean energy.

Global demise of coal-fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants

China grapples with overcapacity by slowing coal plant construction while more U.S. plants have closed during the first three years of the Trump administration than in Obama’s two terms.


Vivint Solar joins EnergyHub in expanding PV and storage demand response programs

Can programs like EnergyHub and National Grid’s battery-powered DR turn utilities into residential solar fans?

SPI reboots as outdoor event in Las Vegas

The solar industry’s largest trade show goes hybrid, with a virtual and outdoor event at the Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 21-22 — and organizers say, no swag, please.

Solar trade shows after a pandemic: the future is hybrid

Across the industry, organizers are scrambling to find new ways for virtual trade shows to replicate the live networking and business building these events provide — and keep attendees engaged. We speak with the organizers of the trade show once known as SPI, as well as the folks at lntersolar and the event people at SolarEdge.

Nikola bets on electric and hydrogen trucks for long-haul economic recovery, goes public via SPAC

Bucking a volatile market, the company’s NASDAQ debut signals growing auto industry confidence in clean transport as engine for post-Covid economic recovery


DC’s Solar For All forges new pathways for solar in low-income communities

The nation’s capital has created a program that combines ambitious targets for clean energy, social equity and innovation.


It may be safe to put PV panels in landfills, but that doesn’t mean we should

According to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), health risks from lead in crystalline silicon PV panels are one order of magnitude — or about one-tenth — below the risk levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Covid-19 wipes out twice as many US clean energy jobs as sector added in past three years

Industry leaders call on Congress for immediate, targeted support for sector


Analysis: California’s report on RPS costs and savings needs an update

A new report from the California PUC documents the uneven workings of the state’s 100% renewable portfolio standard — and the need for better data on cost savings.

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