AES commits to 2-3 GW of renewable energy annually through 2020 in climate scenario report

The utility giant is featuring new renewable energy generation and battery storage systems at the head of its new climate scenario report, with renewable energy being key to the company’s goal of 70% carbon reductions.

Distributed political power: Mayors for Solar Energy

Environment America’s letter, “Mayors for Solar Energy”, has gotten 216 signatures from from mayors across all 50 of the United States.

Four Members of Congress back movement calling for 100% renewables by 2030, Green New Deal

The 100% renewable energy movement is gaining steam, even in the U.S. Congress.

Puerto Rico Governor “soft vetoes” 100% renewable energy bill

Governor Rosselló is reported to have sent the bill back to a committee over the massive tax credit it would reward to renewable energy projects, but other 100% renewable energy legislation is in the works.

North Carolina community seeks (more than) $250 million solar facility

Adani Solar USA is looking for 2,940 acres of land to build the second largest solar plant east of the Rocky Mountains. Local commissioners are moving prudently, initially stopping progress, but recent town meetings have shown support.

Duke tries to sock it to rooftop solar in South Carolina with massive fixed charges

Duke’s proposed basic service charges of $28-29 for residential customers in South Carolina could stop rooftop solar dead in its tracks.

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The James Bond of solar takes the reins at Advanced Energy Economy

Nat Kreamer is now head of one of the largest trade groups for clean energy.

Consensus emerging behind large-scale solar in Georgia

The largest solar project in Georgia and the 2nd-largest east of the Mississippi has broken ground, as part of the ongoing growth in solar markets in the U.S. South. And at the project’s groundbreaking, the array of officials present shows widespread support for large-scale solar.

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Five new governors aim for 100% renewables

Governors-elect in Colorado and Connecticut want a 100% renewables mandate. Approaching 100% is the goal for governors-elect in Illinois, Nevada and Maine.

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Illinois Democratic sweep may augur even better solar support

Upon ousting a Republican incumbent governor, winning all state-wide offices and increasing their majorities in the General Assembly, Illinois Democrats are expected to keep solar progress going.

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