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Texas laws aim to better protect the state’s power grid from extreme weather events

The legislation was sparked by a mid-February winter storm that lasted for days and crippled much of the state’s electric power grid.


Energy storage deployments slowed in Q1, but the sector is on track for 3x growth in 2021, report says

Favorable federal tax policies and state regulatory reform could help the storage sector notch even higher rates of growth.

We need interconnection reform to unlock the benefits of energy storage

Outdated interconnection policies remain a significant barrier to unlocking the full value of energy storage on the distribution grid. Here’s how to fix it.


California explores real-time retail pricing to enable more renewables

Widespread demand flexibility is seen as vital for California to reach its renewables goal. Real-time electricity pricing is one tool being considered.

Ohio Senate passes bill giving communities power to stop new renewable projects

SB 52 would allow county commissions to put potential utility-scale projects to a community vote.

‘Anti-solar’ bill fails in California state assembly vote, putting it to rest… for this year

Assembly Bill 1139 was panned by solar and clean-energy advocates and fell short on two votes to advance. It could be reintroduced in January, however.


FERC opens the door for solar advocates to take Alabama regulators to court

The Commission declined to grant an enforcement action petition against state regulators that allowed Alabama Power to institute a punitive solar charge, instead allowing the petitioners to take the fight into their own hands in court.

Solar 101: The obvious… and not so obvious… state solar incentives

Here are three tools to help you navigate the sometimes-complex array of state incentives for your rooftop solar project.

Florida town decides to gut net metering

The city of Green Cove Springs, Florida, has passed an ordinance to halve its net metering credit, a move that renewable advocates are concerned will spread to other towns.


Sunrise brief: SunPower aims for growth as it retires debt to enhance its flexibility

Also on the rise: An anti-solar bill fails a California Assembly vote, meet our new Associate Editor, a green hydrogen project gets more investment, and a blue hydrogen venture could come to a troubled synfuels plant.

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