Recent News

June 16, 2009

On April 30th, Governor John Baldacci of Maine signed a significant reform bill (LD 336) on net billing to allow for shared ownership, an increase in eligible system size to 660 kW, and to expand the eligible technology to include

June 10, 2009

The organizers of the third national conference on New Ideas in Educating a Workforce in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency are pleased to announce that the preliminary program is now available. This workforce education conference will take place on November

June 03, 2009

Lately, it seems like it’s all Washington State renewable news, all the time. A slew of recently passed policies have the potential to dramatically increase solar energy’s presence in the State: Solar manufacturing tax incentive increase Production incentive cap raised;

June 03, 2009

NYSERDA has just released a new brochure showing energy efficiency and renewable energy training facilities in NYS. The brochure is well laid out, listing the current 32 facilities alphabetically, showing those that are currently offering clean energy training programs, as

May 20, 2009

Last week, the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) celebrated the completion of the first energy project and financial award in its history. From application to payout, the entire process took less than six weeks (see Solar in Santa Rosa/Solar

May 20, 2009

How does something so unglamorous as, say, a state’s net metering and interconnection policies, normally of interest to a small group of people, become so sophisticated, so fashionable, so competitive? Since 2006, The Network for New Energy Choices (NNEC) has

May 19, 2009

You can download below a file with 2009 state reports on small wind programs and activities.

May 19, 2009

The 2009 IREC Small Wind State Stakeholders Meeting was held May 6, 2009 at the WINDPOWER 2009 Conference in Chicago. You can download the Agenda and presentations below. Agenda-2009SmallWindStateMeeting.pdf Forsyth-IREC-5-6-09.pdf Stimmel-Permitting-IREC-5-6-09.pdf Sagrillo-IREC-5-6-09.pdf Regional_Test_Centers-_IREC-5-6-09.pdf UL_Wind_Turbine_Certifications-IREC-5-6-09.pdf Sherwood-SWCC-IREC-5-6-09.pdf

May 17, 2009

IREC’s Jane Weissman talked about renewable energy training and certification with Renewable Energy World’s Stephen Lacy at the recent ASES 09 conference in Buffalo, New York. Watch the interview.

May 15, 2009

The DSIRE website has gone solar. DSIRE SOLAR is a new component of the DSIRE project that provides solar-specific policy information to consumers, policy makers, program administrators, the solar industry and other stakeholders. Sue Gouchoe, DSIRE’s program lead and a


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