100%… of what?

“Sometimes two ideas that seem joined at the hip end up butting heads. A couple current discussions in the energy blog-o-sphere illustrate. One is the debate over moving to 100% carbon-free electricity in California. Another is the push for “electrification” of transportation, water heating and anything else that these days relies on burning natural gas,…

Citizens across US put renewable energy on this year’s ballots

“With the GOP controlling the executive branch and Congress, that means state-level ballot initiatives are one of the few tools progressives have left to advance their own energy agendas. Twenty-four states, including most Western ones, permit this type of “direct democracy,” which allows citizens who gather enough petition signatures to put new laws and regulations…

Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs: Evolving Policy, Requirements, and Challenges – May 24

Due to increasingly stringent policy direction, public agencies that previously leveraged ratepayer-funded utility energy efficiency incentive programs to bridge funding gaps are meeting new obstacles. These incentive programs have provided critical support to local governments with great success, but increasingly burdensome documentation, expiring measures, and expanding delays in incentive review processes are threatening the momentum…

Forecast Shows How Tariffs Will Hurt Solar Growth, State by State

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A new analysis reveals how the Trump administration’s recently imposed solar tariffs could hinder installations at the state level. The tariffs are predicted to reduce the projected pipeline of new solar construction in the U.S. by 7.6 gigawatts over the next five years, according to GTM Research. Some states will get hit harder than others. As the…

Western U.S. Accelerating Climate Action Despite CPP Repeal

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The Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it has issued a proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which aims to reduce dangerous carbon pollution from power plants. Rolling back this critical policy makes no sense, especially given the tremendous clean energy progress already occurring throughout the country. The western states have seen…

California Assembly Yanks Major Storage Bill, Pushing It to 2018

Greentech Media reports on SB 700 that would have funded storage incentives over 10 years. The bill aslo includes a carve-out for 30 percent of the funding to go to low-income communities. Supporters include clean energy industry groups like CALSEIA, but also organizations like the California Environmental Justice Alliance and the California Housing Partnership Corporation. Click here…
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