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May 08, 2009

COLORADO – On April 20th, an Administrative Law Judge for the Colorado PUC released a recommended decision modifying rules related to the state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES). If ruled upon by the Commission, these rules would move Colorado further towards

May 08, 2009

VIRGINIA – On April 8, the Virginia legislature and Governor Kaine enacted several bills pertaining to net metering and interconnection: HB 2155 retains system size caps for net metering but adds a clause to allow utilities to approve a higher

May 08, 2009

NEW HAMPSHIRE – On April 22, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Staff issued a draft proposal for a net metering rule revision. These rules seem to be in compliance with 2007 revisions to New Hampshire Statute 362-A.Namely, these

May 08, 2009

MASSACHUSETTS –On April 7, the DPU convened a technical conference to discuss the proposed model net metering tariff as it relates to the DPU’s proposed rules. As a result, on April 17, utilities jointly filed a revised proposed net metering

May 06, 2009

In 2001, Mark Fitzgerald’s vision of an internationally-certified solar practitioner program was in the earliest ot nascent stages. The concept was solid and possible; actualization not quite ready for prime time. Enter IREC, NYSERDA and DOE, coordinating, organizing, synchronizing, harmonizing,

May 06, 2009

To expedite production of renewable energy on public lands while protecting land, water, and wildlife, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar pledged to create four Renewable Energy Coordination Offices, one each in California, Nevada, Wyoming, and Arizona, along with smaller

May 05, 2009

In March 2002, the Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc., opened its doors for business, instructed by the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) to invest in cost-effective energy conservation, help pay the above-market costs of renewable energy resources, and encourage energy

May 05, 2009

Jeffrey Stevens, Assistant Professor in the Electricial, Computer, and Robotics Department at Alfred State College tells IREC that they’re offering a 40-hour theory and hands-on installation course for PV systems. According to Stevens, this course will instruct students about PV

May 04, 2009

According to an analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), energy efficiency improvements can save Pennsylvania consumers nearly $5 billion each year on energy bills and help create 27,000 new, local jobs by 2025. Potential

May 04, 2009

The California Public Utilities Commission issued the latest California Solar Initiative Staff Progress Report in April 2009, which shows California leading the nation with more than 500 MW of cumulative installed solar capacity. Driven by the State’s solar rebate program,

 

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