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Solar Interests, Utilities, State Regulators Join to Pursue Clean Energy

Even with the degree of uncertainty in the future promotion of renewable energy by the federal government, sparks of clean energy growth are continuously appearing in states across the country. Political, business and consumer leaders are working together at the … Continue reading

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Out-of-Touch Federal Policies Will Not Deter Growth of Clean Energy

Seeking to weaken EPA’s authority to regulate carbon, while boosting domestic energy production from fossil fuels, President Trump this week signed an executive order that suspended, rescinded or flagged for review more than a half-dozen standing regulations and other measures. … Continue reading

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Too Early to Ascribe Long-Term Energy Plans from Trump Administration

There was obvious disappointment among clean energy advocates last Friday when the White House published on its website “An America First Energy Plan” that makes no mention of renewable energy or energy efficiency. President Donald Trump has made it clear … Continue reading

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States Making Case for Needed Growth in Renewable Energy

2016 closed out last month with a flurry of activity that underscores the leadership states are bringing to renewable energy throughout the country. As we noted in this space last month, determined state policy makers have demonstrated that there are … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy – A Major Economic Engine for Rural America

Since 9/11, this country – including more than half of the states – has taken significant steps to achieve the 25x’25 renewable energy goal. Over that time, sustained growth in renewable energy has been an economic boon to rural America, … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving, Generous Servings of Renewable Energy On Menus Everywhere

The value of renewable energy is being reaffirmed with a constant flow of new developments that underscore the energy security, economic benefits and environmental enhancements that the sector offers. The projects, policies and research that are coming to light on … Continue reading

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Growing Collaboration Easing Disputes over Net Metering

After years of conflict between utilities and the developers of distributed energy systems like wind and solar – with state regulators usually caught in the middle – there have been some encouraging developments of late to suggest there is a … Continue reading

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California Lawmakers Offer Clean Energy Strategy that Looks to the Future

The California legislature has sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a measure that will serve as a significant driver of the move toward cleaner transportation fuels, including biofuels. It’s a policy step that could likely serve as a template for policy … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Index Highlights the Role of States in Renewable Energy Development

Much of the renewable energy policy discussion and attention usually occurs on the national level, where progress (extension of the clean energy tax credits, for example) tends to be more sweeping, yet so are the occasional setbacks (the Renewable Fuel … Continue reading

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More Proof of Continuing Progress toward the 25x'25 Goal

Our rapid and inevitable achievement of a clean energy future here in the United States was reaffirmed with the disclosure of data from two federal agencies showing renewable energy reached an unprecedented share of the nation’s energy mix in 2015. … Continue reading

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