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#Schoolstrikeforclimate comes to the United States

Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, children are planning on walking out of classes at over 200 locations to protest the lack of meaningful action on climate change.

pvmb 3/15/19 – Tesla gets a new car and CFO, FERC deletes its phone directory, and more!

pv magazine USA sees spring is around the corner, so here’s a fresh Morning Brief, including Fitch downgrading more California Solar and Toyota buying power from solar projects planned in Kentucky.

Solar for the many, not the few: An interview with Nexamp CEO Zaid Ashai

In this interview SEIA board member and Nexamp CEO Zaid Ashai shares his views on a variety of topics, from community solar to the Green New Deal and the need for a big tent to solve big issues.

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pvMB 3/14/19: PA nukes as renewables bill, Sungrow has a new 1500V energy storage system… and more!

Hello and welcome to the Thursday pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Idaho Senate deeming that home owners associations can’t bar rooftop solar, two former Kentucky coal mines going solar and everything else you need to see today in the world of solar

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Green New Deal arrives in state legislatures

This blog post by EQ Research takes a look at the spur of state-level green energy initiatives that have followed in the wake of the Green New Deal.

pvMB 3/13/19 Argo invests in 115 MW of C&I solar, COSEIA becomes COSSA and more…

Happy hump day and welcome to the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we also bring you a Virginia church installing solar on orders from the Pope and the latest skullduggery from one of our favorite utilities.

New Mexico will be the third state to go 100%

With the passage of the Energy Transition Act in both houses of New Mexico’s legislature, the state is poised to join California and Hawaii in setting a mandate to fully decarbonize its electricity system by 2045.

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PG&E and the future of U.S. utilities

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy points to a crisis not only at the company, but in the business model for utilities in the United States. And it is far from clear what will come next.

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Trump yet again proposes slashing clean energy R&D funding – and the ITC

The annual, futile attempt to cut funding at DOE and eliminate ARPA-E contains a new twist, all of which is even less likely to happen with a House controlled by the Democratic Party.

Courts reject FERC’s bid for jurisdiction in PG&E bankruptcy

A district court has ruled that the bankruptcy court will be where the decisions are made as to what happens to power contracts, ending a push by developers to give FERC a greater say.

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