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West Virginia legislators advance a solar leasing bill

The bill allows residential and commercial and industrial customers to buy electricity from a leased solar system located on their property.

Indiana regulators slash a net metering rate, advise solar owners to buy a battery

One installer said the ruling would extend payback periods to as long as 25 years and effectively dry up new business in southwest Indiana.

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New Mexico gains a community solar program

The state’s governor signed Senate Bill 84 into law, paving the way for a statewide community solar program in 2022 that includes a 30% capacity carveout for low-income people and service organizations.

Here’s a recap of key energy proposals from the Biden administration and Congress

It’s been a busy two months since Joe Biden became president. Here are highlights of key initiatives on the energy and cleantech fronts.

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Here’s what Biden’s infrastructure bill offers solar and cleantech

The $2 trillion package includes a proposed 10-year extension of the ITC and PTC and calls for further incentives to add transmission capacity. Most solar advocates liked it, but one nonprofit panned it as being too industry-friendly.

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Vote Solar begins work in Pennsylvania, pushes for greater renewable commitment

March is turning into one of the busiest months ever for solar in Pennsylvania, at least legislation-wise. The latest bill would lift the state’s renewable energy goal from 8% by 2026 to 18%, with a 5.5% solar carveout.

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Senate bill would give clean energy companies direct access to tax credits

The bill aims to thaw frozen tax-equity markets and help the solar and clean energy sectors recover from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Arkansas legislators consider bill to slash solar net metering value

House Bill 1787 would change the state’s net metering so that solar customers would lose roughly two-thirds of their current benefit.

Bill would hold Rhode Island government accountable for net-zero emissions by 2050

The 2021 Act on Climate has passed in both chambers of the state legislature, with only reconciliation of the two versions standing between it and Gov. Dan McKee.

10 energy bills to watch in the 2021 state legislative session

From Hawaii banning fossil fuels to Kentucky outlawing floating solar PV, these 10 energy bills are worth watching in 2021

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