Washington

India wins WTO solar dispute against the United States

A World Trade Organization panel has found that state-level policies to incentivize the use of domestic solar products put imported goods from India and other countries at a disadvantage.

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Green jobs, solar and industrial policy at the first Democratic debate

Despite the dismissive treatment of the issue by moderators, Democratic candidates for president had a lot to say about the specifics of decarbonization policies at the first debate.

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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REC Silicon scraps stock placement as WA plant teeters on edge of shutdown

Stock in the polysilicon manufacturer appeared to be recovering in early trading on the Oslo exchange this morning after it cancelled plans for a private placement of as many as 50 million shares.

Where does the 100% clean energy movement go from here?

With Washington Governor Jay Inslee signing his state’s 100% clean energy target into law yesterday, most of the easy victories have now been achieved, and the path forward is more complicated.

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One more state, two more utilities pledge 100% clean power

Yesterday Washington has became the fourth state to mandate 100% carbon-free electricity, with promises to meet mandates early by Avista and PNM in New Mexico.

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Washington 100% renewable bill passes both Houses

Washington is looking to become the fourth state to make the move to 100% renewable electricity, with only a Senate review and the hand of Governor Inslee left in the way of SB 5116.

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pvMB 3/18/19: Musk dubs 2019 the “Year of the Solar Roof,” Vote Solar’s 2019 Equinox party… and more!

Happy Monday to you and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at TEP using sheep for brush control, Hawaiian energy leaders calling on Washington to go 100% solar, a 149 MW project planned in Michigan and everything else you need to start you week in solar.

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Solar power brings in the big (lease) money for Washington State

Avangrid Renewables has signed a solar energy power contract with Puget Sound Energy for a 150 MWac solar power plant, the first solar power project over 30 MW in the state to reach this milestone. The land lease rate of $300/acre/year is 150x the prior $2/acre/year grazing rights the state land was paid.

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.

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