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IREC’s Jane Weissman Moderates Solar Champs of Change Panel at White House

On April 20, 2014, IREC President/CEO Jane Weissman moderated Solar Jobs Training and Workforce, the first panel of the Solar Champions of Change at a White House Summit.

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IREC Applauds Funding Focus on National Industry Partnerships to Close Skills Gap

On April 16, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of final round funding under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative. This installment of four significant investments to help build the capacity of the American community college system is unique in that it makes additional funding available to those applicants who propose to develop partnerships with national industry groups or employers to scale strategies across the country.

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Montana rules hinder renewable power projects, feds say

Source: Missoulian In a strongly worded ruling, a federal commission Thursday said Montana Public Service Commission rules are improperly hindering small, renewable-power projects in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the PSC rules create an “unreasonable obstacle” for

Minnesota regulators back solar plan

Source: SF Gate Minnesota regulators voted 4-0 Thursday to give a tentative go-ahead to a proposed large-scale solar energy project that would generate power for Xcel Energy but also authorized the utility to negotiate deals to meet some of its

Louisiana: Lively utilities meeting held on net metering

Source: The Times-Picayune The Louisiana Commission discussed the issue of solar energy and net metering at Wednesday’s meeting in Baton Rouge. After a year of delay, the PSC voted last month to commission a study into the costs and savings of expanding the

Movement on Net Metering in Mississippi

Source: 25 x ’25 Alliance On April 1st, The Mississippi Public Service Commission ordered an investigative study on the economic impact of net metering. The Commission  has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to conduct an Economic Impact Study/Cost-Benefits Analysis of

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An Array Of Policies Makes New Jersey An Unlikely Leader In Solar Energy

Source: Solar Industry Magazine The State of New Jersey is known for many things. It has the most diners, the longest boardwalk and the tallest water tower in the world. New Jersey also ranks second in blueberry production, as well as

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Hawaii investigates illegal photovoltaic systems

 Source: KHON2 With Oahu in a solar power crunch, homeowners are going rogue, turning their panels on without permission from Hawaiian Electric Co. It’s a problem that popped up when HECO adopted stricter rules in September. HECO says photovoltaic systems connected

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IREC Adds New Regulatory Program Director: Sara Baldwin Auck

With nearly a decade of regulatory policy experience and project management, Sara Baldwin Auck joins IREC as Regulatory Program Director, a new position for IREC, which for more than 30 years has led national efforts to make clean energy accessible and affordable for more Americans.

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Podcast: Austin Voices in Renewable Energy for International Women’s Month

As part of community radio station KOOP’s focus on International Women’s month in March, Shades of Green producer John Hoffner and co-host Stacy Guidry interviewed IREC’s Jane Pulaski and Austin Energy’s Leslie Libby on their careers in the renewable energy industry in Austin and in Texas.

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