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January 16, 2017

  We’re celebrating our 35th and honoring our esteemed colleague and cherished friend, Jane Weissman, on March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. March 8, 2017, 5:30-8:30 pm Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center 901 E St NW Washington, DC RSVP $100 per

January 06, 2017

Originally published on January 5, 2017 in UtilityDive #5 State Policies Will Continue to Drive the Clean Energy Revolution by Sara Baldwin Auck The solar sector compelled people to stand up and take notice in 2016. Following the federal tax

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December 27, 2016

Among the many rules governing the electricity grid, there are innumerable timelines, deadlines and enforcement mechanisms in place to ensure the grid keeps humming along, providing safe and reliable electricity to the masses. Yet the surge of requests to connect new distributed energy resources to the grid and the resulting queue backlogs have revealed that states may be falling short when it comes to enforcing relevant timelines and deadlines for interconnection.

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December 20, 2016

IREC’s Updated Catalog Helps States Navigate Models for Shared Renewable Energy By Sara Baldwin Auck Director of IREC’s Regulatory Program The national landscape for state shared renewable energy programs is growing quickly. That’s great news from where we sit, after

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December 14, 2016

The second in a series of IREC articles on interconnection originally published on 11/23/16 in GreenTechMedia We all have to wait in lines, from the bank to the grocery store to the airport. And we’ve all experienced frustration when people

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December 08, 2016

Efforts are underway to address residential building energy use. In October, the National Network of Business and Industry Association provided a grant to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council that enabled it and the NAAEI to launch a micro-credential program aimed at apartment technical staffs.

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December 07, 2016

IREC and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) will host a Tools You Can Use for Community Solar webinar on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 3:00-4:15 pm EST to learn how to apply for the challenge, build community solar challenge programs and see the newly created Community Solar Toolkit.

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November 04, 2016

Originally published in IAEI magazine online 11/4/16  by Ruth Fein Revell Where were you when _____? Most of us know exactly where we were, who we were with, and what our first thoughts were as major events of our lifetime

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November 01, 2016

Imagine a state that has enacted all of the policies that the public and clean energy providers have asked for: an aggressive renewable portfolio standard, a robust grid modernization plan, far-reaching shared renewables. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, people are celebrating and getting ready to build new projects — perfect, right?

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October 19, 2016

About two years ago, IREC began exploring micro-credentials as a means to supplement and, in some cases, provide an alternative to full-scope clean energy certification schemes. Through intensive discussion and research with stakeholders and credentialing partners since then, IREC has

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