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April 21, 2014

You offer high-quality training, and it is time you were recognized. Maintaining your high standards isn’t easy, but you have found it worth the effort. Similarly, meeting the IREC Standard for quality training is a rigorous process – both preparing for and undergoing the assessment. To help with this effort, IREC has new online tools to allow you to more efficiently use your time and prepare a more complete application.

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April 19, 2014

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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April 17, 2014

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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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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