Recent News

December 10, 2008

MAINE – On December 5, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a Draft Report on Small Generator Interconnection Standards, which is now available for public comment. During the 2008 session the Maine Legislature enacted a resolve (L.D. 2149) to

December 10, 2008

MASSACHUSETTS – The Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) continues to discuss implementation of the recently enacted Green Communities Act. Among other things, this act specifies that a customer-generator should be allowed to produce more energy than is needed on-site

December 10, 2008

TEXAS – During an open meeting on December 4, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) declined to adopt proposed Phase II net metering rules. According to PUCT staff, the PUCT will try to pare down the rules in order

December 05, 2008

Hyannis Country Garden, a 7-acre garden center on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, installed a Northwind 100 wind turbine this fall. The wind turbine project was the brain child of owner/operator Diana Duffley (pictured here), who on a visit to Europe saw

December 03, 2008

SUNY Ulster has just announced its Spring 2009 renewable energy class schedule, including several new offerings. Here’s a list of those courses: 1) Photovoltaics (PV) Installer’s Course – NABCEP Approved, taught by Dr. Gay E. Canough, a NABCEP certified PV

December 03, 2008

Solar Salt Lake, a 2007 Solar America City, is an extension of work started by Utah Clean Energy, Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake County, through a DOE Million Solar Roofs grant. The goal of the Solar Salt Lake program

December 03, 2008

In a conference call today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) outlined the key policies that President-elect Obama and the Congressional leadership must address to expand the use of solar energy and help put over 1 million Americans back to

December 03, 2008

I usually don’t miss the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) annual conference held in November, but this year was an exception. I was in San Francisco visiting my new great nephew. There are some things that take precedence over

December 02, 2008

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), regarded as the singular credentialing body of renewable energy installers, has announced, effective January 1, 2009, a change in fees for several of its programs due to higher administration and processing

December 02, 2008

Former Vermont Public Service Board Chairman Michael Dworkin has received NARUC’s Mary Kilmarx Award, presented to that person who has championed good government, clean energy and the environment. “Michael is so deserving of this award,” said IREC’s Jane Weissman. “He’s

 

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