Washington, D.C.

Washington DC 100% x 2032 renewables bill could super-charge solar

A bill is moving through the Washington D.C. council to set a more aggressive renewable energy target than any state has yet approved, and to shift the city to solar energy.

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SEIA visits top solar House Reps during “Advocacy Blitz”

Members of the solar trade group met with 101 different representatives whose districts are among the top in the country for solar to talk policy priorities, as well as continued investment in and development of the industry.

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Senate to vote on future of REAP in Farm Bill

The Senate will hold a cloture vote on their version of the Farm Bill tonight at 6:00, which comes in the wake of the House passing its Farm Bill last week, which gutted the popular renewable energy program for rural areas.

PJM capacity auction results show solar boom

The results of a 2021/2022 auction saw an additional 964 MW of utility-scale solar projects bidding in to supply capacity, suggesting a boom in solar.

House rejects amendment to eliminate REAP

The U.S. House overwhelmingly votes to keep the popular energy program.

Tesla receives broad support for Supreme Court case against Salt River Project

Six climate and energy non-profits have joined a suit before the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge an Arizona utility seeking legal immunity from anti-trust laws.

Washington Post comes out against tariffs on solar

The Post has become the latest large mainstream U.S. news publication to oppose the tariffs, as South Korea considers a WTO complaint.

Worth more than gold: Solar helps vault D.C. to LEED Platinum status

The nation’s capital becomes the first city in the world to earn the coveted LEED status, thanks in large part to its commitment to installing solar.

Washington D.C. launches new low-income solar & job training program

GRID Alternatives will run the first year of the program, training D.C. residents in solar installation while installing PV systems.

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Real estate constraints, finance are key problems for rooftop solar in Washington D.C.

A new report finds that the nation’s capital has the ability to host up to 2.5 GW of rooftop solar potential and looks at ways to reach that potential.

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