Recent News

April 28, 2016

Yesterday, 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

April 18, 2016

IREC announces its Call for Nominees for its 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. The IREC 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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April 04, 2016

As IREC works on clean energy policy and workforce efforts in states across the country, we keep the consumer focus front and center, bringing an important independent voice to the table. And from this vantage point, we’ve identified some key consumer-oriented trends that we expect to garner heightened attention going forward.

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April 04, 2016

Along with the growing number of Americans exploring powering their homes from the sun, comes the need to help consumers through the complex process of going solar. Because there are many parts and intricacies of the transactions involved – some not so obvious and some difficult to grasp – the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) created a “Be Solar Smart Checklist,” which offers a step-by-step guide to simplify the complicated. It is part of a consumer tool trio including IREC’s Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights, the Solar Smart Consumer Checklist, and a Consumer Resources link list.

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March 29, 2016

Like a new Broadway hit, the debut of the Empire State’s ambitious regulatory initiative, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), has garnered much fanfare and intrigue. And, rightly so, considering its lofty objectives to transform the energy sector in the state by integrating high volumes of distributed energy resources (DERs) into the electric system, among other goals.

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March 02, 2016

IREC’s recently published micro-credential case study is designed to bring a new credentialing option to certified energy auditors in the U.S. who want to expand their home health assessment expertise and offer more comprehensive services in the residential sector.

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February 24, 2016

Policymakers should ‘seek ways to accelerate adoption of DERs for everyone, including the poor’

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February 23, 2016

How GEARED is training the next generation of power systems engineers in universities across the U.S. who are innovating to integrate large amounts of renewables onto the grid.

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February 12, 2016

Leading energy companies in the solar market this week announced the formation of the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), the first-ever national trade association for community solar.

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February 10, 2016

An updated State Solar Jobs Census was released this week by the Solar Foundation, featuring 2015 solar jobs data and information for every state in the U.S. A follow-up to the National Solar Jobs Census released last month, this companion piece includes 14 stand alone state reports as well as a 51-state solar jobs compendium.

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