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New York reaches deal on 70% by 2030 bill, Utilities want EVs, talking money in NYC: pvMB, 6/18/19

Spring showers as Bloomberg shows some love to LONGi, Ameresco builds a nice hospital carport, NREL trains executives, and more!

Maine calls for 400 MW of distributed solar

The Maine House and Senate have both passed LD 1711, capping off a trio of pro-renewable bills this month. The bill calls for the development of 400 MW of distributed solar, and the state is making up for lost time.

Renewables would displace 86 GW of gas projects in Beyond Carbon campaign

Solar, wind and storage would take the place of 150 proposed gas-fired generators in a Beyond Carbon campaign launched by Michael Bloomberg and the Sierra Club. Building on the success of the Beyond Coal campaign, Beyond Carbon aims to stop new gas-fired generators, while continuing to retire coal units.

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NC recycling bill: savior or slayer of utility solar?

Rapid action is being taken on Senate Bill 568 in North Carolina. The bill calls for the establishment of a decommission fund for all new utility-scale renewable projects and would require the recycling of all pv modules and battery components after their operation. However is the bill as pro-renewables as it sounds?

ACORE: Greater investment in wind, but more interest in solar + storage

The renewable energy trade association’s latest report shows increasing investor interest in renewable energy, and finds that investments are more than halfway to the annual level needed to reach its $1 trillion investment target.

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The Pope, big oil and bankers are talking carbon taxes

Pope Francis held a closed door meeting at the Academy of Sciences with the CEOs of oil firms and investment firms to address climate change, with a group committing to support an “economically meaningful” carbon price.

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Another Presidential climate plan, PG&E’s PPA decision appealed: pvMB 6/17/19

Happy Monday and welcome to the pvMB. Today, we’ll be looking at KBRA rating Sunnova’s solar loan notes, Prudential funding Soltage, CellCube’s $6 million flow battery deal and more!

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Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of utility solar development

Judges have unanimously ruled that Florida Power and Light is allowed to rate base $863 million for eight solar projects built in 2017 and 2018, as in 2016 state regulators had already approved it.

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State Department issues strategy on diversifying clean energy, storage supply chains

The Trump Administration is acknowledging the global demand for clean energy and energy storage with the State Department’s new strategy.

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Fate of Washington polysilicon plant hinges on Trump, Jinping meeting

REC Silicon has delayed full shutdown of its Moses Lake polysilicon operation until mid July as President Trump and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to hold talks in Osaka in two weeks’ time.

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