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November 20, 2008

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES), along with 35 other awardees, will be inducted into the Evironmental Hall of Fame from November 20-22, 2008. The mission of the Environmental Hall of Fame is to help recognize and implement solutions of

November 17, 2008

The border solar showcase developed in the city of San Benito, Texas, was selected as the Texas renewable energy project of the year. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) in

November 17, 2008

If you attended the 2008 annual Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) conference in San Diego– put on in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – you had to be astounded at the size, the international presence, the skillful

November 17, 2008

ARIZONA – On October 16, 2008, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) issued an order which finalized rules for state-wide net metering. The key points of this proposal were discussed in the April 2008 Connecting to the Grid. A review of

November 17, 2008

CALIFORNIA – On October 16 the California Public Utilities Commission issued a decision that established the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program as part of the California Solar Initiative (CSI). In order to encourage solar installations on multi-tenant affordable housing

November 17, 2008

HAWAII – On October 20, 2008, an Energy Agreement was signed by the State of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) to accelerate the accomplishment of Hawaii’s energy objectives in the regulated electric utility sector. Of note, this agreement

November 17, 2008

OHIO – On November 5, 2008, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued a net metering order regarding proposed rules to implement S.B. 221, Ohio’s comprehensive energy legislation. This legislation mandates that systems eligible for net metering must be

November 17, 2008

MISSOURI –On October 30, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) amended its existing net metering and interconnection rules, establishing guidelines for customers of investor-owned electric utilities who have the ability to generate renewable energy (see Docket # EX-2008-0280). These rules

November 17, 2008

University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service consultants and several city mayors have formed the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council, a non-profit organization promoting renewable energy opportunities for rural economic development in Tennessee. The Council represents local governments,

November 17, 2008

Berkeley Lab and the Clean Energy States Alliance recently released a new report that analyzes and discusses the implications of the eight-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This 12-page report, titled “Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications

 

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