Policy

New Jersey joins the 50% by 2030 renewable energy club

Governor Phil Murphy has signed landmark legislation that will enable the state to tie with California and New York for the nation’s third-most ambitious renewable energy mandate, as well as replacing the SREC system, boosting community solar, and more.

Barriers to non-utility ownership of DER stripped from California bill

SB 1088, which would have effectively barred customer or third-party owned solar or batteries from providing reliability services for the distribution system has been altered before leaving the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Missouri bill removes regulatory oversight while mandating solar

A new bill, which has passed both houses of Missouri’s legislature, would give utilities the ability to implement rate increases while mandating power companies invest in utility-owned solar.

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Solar power: the Northeast vs. utility scale

The latest report by the Institute for Local Self Reliance looks at the scale of solar across the United States.

House rejects amendment to eliminate REAP

The U.S. House overwhelmingly votes to keep the popular energy program.

Michigan utilities concede to 25% renewable energy by 2030

DTE Energy and Consumers have reached an agreement with the Tom Steyer-backed campaign and are adopting 25% renewable energy goals, with Consumers seeking 40% by 2040.

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Distributed energy, with fewer wires

A SEIA white paper describes the concept of non-wire solutions and how this innovation can boost solar PV and other distributed energy resources.

House committee calls for cuts in renewable energy R&D, more money for fossil fuels

The House Committee on Appropriations has moved forward legislation to cut the department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office by $243 million, while increasing funding for fossil fuel programs and nuclear energy.

Solar and wind power will drive the value of energy storage, remaking the power grid

A much heralded report shows solar and wind will lower wholesale prices, but it also shows a coming evolution in the pricing profile of the grid. These shifts in timing, shape, regularity and length will drive energy storage demand.

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Solar and wind can safely replace coal in Southern Illinois

A study sponsored by NRDC and Sierra Club finds that old coal plants can be retired and safely replaced by solar and other resources, which will reduce pollution and save money for utility customers

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