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$1 trillion by 2030 – ACORE lays out a US pathway

American Council on Renewable Energy launched a new campaign that aims to reach $1 trillion in U.S. private sector investment in renewable energy and enabling grid technologies by 2030.

Vivint Solar responds to racial discrimination lawsuit

The national residential installer has fired an employee and taken other actions in the wake of a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging multiple shocking allegations of racism and harassment by his coworkers and supervisor.

Arizona’s dirty energy politics

An ad being run by a PAC supported by APS is using images of violent felons to scare voters away from a clean energy initiative. But this is nothing new.

US Senate introduces solar tariff repeal bill

U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) have introduced a bill to rescind the duty and tariff-rate quota on imported solar. This follows the introduction of a similar bill in the U.S. House.

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Duke Energy settlement saves consumer-sited solar

Consumers will no longer be faced with drastic fixed-rate utility bill increases.

Congress fights Trump’s solar tariffs

Representative Jacky Rosen (D) of Nevada introduced the ‘Protecting American Solar Jobs Act’ on April 19th. The bill would repeal the tariffs imposed under the Section 201 ruling.

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Korea, Japan to retaliate over U.S. solar tariffs

Korea is making good on an earlier promise, and now Japan has joined in. Both nations demand that the Trump Administration reverse the tariffs, or suffer an equivalent volume of retaliatory tariffs.

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Virginia Supreme Court upholds 100% renewable energy option

The court has sided against Dominion in a ruling that makes it easier for large energy consumers to sign up for 100% renewable energy options from alternative suppliers.

Lawsuit over Elon Musk’s influence in SolarCity acquisition moves ahead

A Delaware judge has decided that the probability that Musk had significant influence and control over Tesla’s board means the lawsuit should move forward.

FirstEnergy asks DOE for emergency coal, nuclear bailout

The power company is asking for Secretary Perry to use emergency powers to bail out coal and nuclear power plants in the PJM region, as its wholesale generation arm nears bankruptcy.

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