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July 15, 2014

The drivers of the booming U.S. solar installation market are addressed in a nationally recognized annual report on solar installation trends released today by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

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July 14, 2014

On June 2, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed SB 1189 into law, which implemented a statewide net metering mandate for utilities serving more than 100,000 customer accounts in the state.  The law allows net metering for systems up to

June 25, 2014

The Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, developed by ANSI’s Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), includes 125 recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment.

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June 24, 2014

The IREC Credentialing Program announces the launch a NEW public registry of credential holders which offers better visibility and ensures that accurate, current information is viewable by the public. Potential students, employers, funders and others will be able to easily locate information in the registry, which lists only IREC credential holders.

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June 20, 2014

A new national standard for the accreditation of clean energy education/training certificate programs, developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), has received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard. IREC is an accredited American National Standards Developer, leading the nation in clean energy education/training credentials and standards.

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June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 – The IREC Credentialing Program has released a new version of the IREC Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook serves as a primary resource for those who are applying for or have been awarded an IREC credential. As

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June 12, 2014

WHAT’S NEW AS OF JUNE 2014?   Note from the Editor Getting a Fair Share of Solar The U.S. residential solar sector has scored a first: During the first quarter of 2014, more megawatts of residential PV were installed than

June 11, 2014

Source: IREC The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy is currently seeking public input regarding the development of the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which must be submitted to the General Assembly by 10/1/2014. DMME is currently collecting public input

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June 10, 2014

Source: Lawrence Berkeley Lab Renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies are in place in more than half of all U.S. states and have played a critical role in driving renewable energy deployment over the past decade.  In many states, however, fierce

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June 10, 2014

Source: Solar Server The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has signed into a law a bill to provide long-term, standard contracts for up to 15 MW of renewable energy generation. The policy is called a feed-in tariff, however unlike standard

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