Opinion

El Paso has impressive clean energy potential, but its utility is trying to block solar’s growth

In this op-ed, Environmental Defense Fund’s John Hall argues that El Paso Electric’s recent rate proposal, including discriminatory rates for pv system owners, will undermine the city’s ability to reach its potential.

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Trump now says SOLAR will pay for the Mexican wall

First it was Mexico. Then it was the U.S. taxpayer (reimbursed by Mexico). Now President Trump says he’s going to cover the wall in solar panels – generating energy and paying for itself.

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Op-Ed: California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice

By the end of this year, as much as 25% of the retail load served by the investor-owned utilities (IOU) will obtain their electric generation service from an entity other than an IOU. California held a meeting to address the changing face of electricity generation.

Op-ed: The future of cleantech jobs

EnergeiaWorks Founder and CEO William Liuzza examines the incredible growth in clean energy jobs, and explores what we can expect from future trends.

Massachusetts should raise its net energy metering caps

SEIA’s Dave Gahl points out that Massachusetts’s significant solar market momentum is in danger from overly conservative net metering caps, an issue which has never been adequately addressed.

Full speed in reverse: Rick Perry presents his vision for DOE

At the Future of Energy Summit U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry gave a preview into what his tenure will be like as Secretary of Energy, including invasive federal action and support for nuclear, coal and gas, backed by pure mythology.

Some resources on grid integration of renewables for Rick Perry

The new U.S. secretary of energy wants to know if wind and solar are undermining stability of the U.S. grid, and conflates baseload power with reliability. We’d like to help him with his homework.

Earth Day and Climate Change

In this op-ed for pv magazine, New York State Senator Kevin Parker outlines the urgency of our need to act on Climate Change, and the threat posed by the removal of President Obama’s policies.

Coal may still be king, but solar is where the power is (with video)

Dear Ms. Morissette: THIS is how you do irony. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, flipped the switch yesterday on solar array in an attempt to save money and preserve the history of coal country.

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