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December 31, 2008

Overall, 2008 was a celebratory year for those monitoring net metering and interconnection issues across the country—nineteen states plus the District of Columbia improved upon their net metering policies while nine states enhanced or expanded their interconnection standards for distributed

December 31, 2008

In 2008, IREC featured articles on 11 of DOE’s 25 Solar America Cities, all of which were 2007 grantees. From Ann Arbor to New Orleans, from Seattle to Boston, despite geographic distinctions and unique community traits, all SA CIties share

December 30, 2008

2008 closes on an interesting note, doesn’t it? The fork in front of us presents both optimism and caution. The shape of the economy looms over our future and will impact 2009. However, economic indicators include energy and “green” as

December 23, 2008

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the appointment of Denise Bode as its new CEO, effective January 2, 2009. Bode will succeed Randall S. Swisher, who is retiring after a 19-year stint with AWEA. Bode, who is currently CEO

December 23, 2008
December 23, 2008

The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (MRET) announced new rebates for small wind installations. The previous MRET incentives were suspended this past spring. Although the full guidelines will not be available until the week of January 19th, here is a brief

December 17, 2008

For me, New Orleans conjures up aromas of French Market coffee and Beignets, sounds of the Jazz Festival in May, and outrageous Mardi Gras extravaganzas. On the not-so jubilant side, I’m reminded of Hurricanes Camille (1969), Andrew (1992), Katrina and

December 16, 2008

Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced his Renew Virginia initiative, which will include legislative and executive actions to make Virginia a leader in energy conservation and efficiency and protecting the environment. The Governor met with his economic development team and energy-related

December 15, 2008

The Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) announced on December 8th that 32 Partners have joined the Solar Rebate Program to promote installations of solar hot water, solar electricity (photovoltaic – PV) and, an orphan hot water systems program for residents and

December 15, 2008

CPS Energy, San Antonio’s municipal utility, is one of three municipal utilities in Texas with a solar rebate program. It’s been offering rebates to customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes or property since July 2007. The

 

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