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April 10, 2014

In the U.S., net energy metering (NEM) has served as an important plank of a broader policy platform that states have used to facilitate the development of customer-sited renewables. NEM policies in line with best practices allow individuals, businesses, non-profits,

April 10, 2014

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

April 10, 2014

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

April 10, 2014

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

April 04, 2014

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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April 03, 2014

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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April 03, 2014

 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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April 03, 2014

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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April 01, 2014

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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April 01, 2014

Source: Solar Industry Magazine Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed self-generation and net-energy metering (NEM) legislation (H.702) into law. The new law raises the 4% cap utilities had been using as the limit on their NEM programs to 15% of peak load. The

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