Tag: Renewable Portfolio Standard


Energy efficiency advocates have argued for years that energy efficiency should be a first fuel – considered before others in portfolio planning.  Today, they appear victorious with the release of the US’ first-ever carbon dioxide restrictions for existing power plants. Read more…


The California Public Utilities Commission prepares quarterly reports on the status of the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. The latest was released in November. You can read the whole thing here (pdf). Some of the highlights include:


Yesterday, Governor Brown signed into law AB 327, a comprehensive rate reform bill authored by Assembly member Perea. AB 327 creates more certainty for Californians who want to go solar, ensuring rooftop solar is here to stay in California! We Read more…


California’s much-watched utility rate reform bill cleared its final major hurdle in the Legislature Monday, gaining approval on the Senate floor with a resounding 33-5 vote. This follows months of negotiations and amendments that resulted in the bill – AB Read more…


This year, Grover Norquist and ALEC famously declared war on renewable energy, sponsoring legislation to roll-back renewable portfolio standards (RPS) — a fundamental energy policy that 30 states have put in place to increase the amount of renewables powering their Read more…


Denmark is held up as one of the great success stories when it comes to wind power – and it is. Half of Denmark’s electricity consumption will be generated by wind power in just seven years time. But Denmark has Read more…


According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, in the second quarter of 2012, California again led the nation in installed solar capacity, with a total of 217 MW. The state is expected to lead the nation in the solar race Read more…


William Nelson of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and Brad Browery of SRECTrade know Solar Renewable Energy (SREC) Markets like the back of their hands. Maybe better. They joined us for the latest edition of our Get Some Sun webinar Read more…


Good news from the economic solar power front. The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar education and research organization, earlier this week announced that its third annual National Solar Jobs Census found that the U.S. solar industry employs 119,016 Read more…


Amid the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy, we’re glad to share some good news from New York . . . The Empire State is at it again, making moves towards ensuring that solar energy is a significant part of its Read more…


While once indifferent to solar, New Jersey Governor Christie turned solar champion today by signing legislation that will ensure that the state is able to sustain its impressive solar growth over the coming years. And while many solar supporters in Read more…


This week, in front of a packed house of renewable energy supporters and those opposing clean energy, the Delaware House Energy Committee shot down a bill intended to stop the development of renewable energy. Specially, the legislation (HB 247) called Read more…


How do we know when solar becomes a mainstream energy source? One tipoff: when mainstream energy companies get serious about solar. For example, take NRG, a Fortune 250 wholesale energy generator with about 26 GW of capacity in its


Yesterday morning’s keynote address at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum was delivered by Pennsylvania’s ex-governor Ed Rendell, who spoke on the possibilities that renewable energy may gain traction through politics. I suppose anything’s possible, so I tried to track with Read more…

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