Recent News

July 09, 2008

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) board announced authorization for an additional $2.5 million for CCEF’s Affordable Housing Initiative. The Affordable Housing Initiative is an incentive program that helps make solar photovoltaic (PV) installations an attractive, affordable option for developers

July 08, 2008

Colleen Kettles is the Executive Director of Florida Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation (FlaSEREF). She formerly served as the Associate General Counsel and Director of Institutional Affairs for the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). With more than 25 years

July 07, 2008

The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) is now accepting applications from both the public and private sector for the 2008 Beyond GreenTM High-Performance Building Awards. The Awards recognize the initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the market for high-performance buildings,

June 30, 2008

On June 26, 2008, U.S. House Representative Jay Inslee, along with three other democratic representatives, introduced H.R. 6401, the Renewable Energy and Jobs Security Act, which would provide long-term (20-year), fixed rate utility contracts to renewable and other clean generators

June 27, 2008

North Carolina’s new interconnection rules are applicable, not only to small generators with a capacity of 10 MW or less, but also to any state-jurisdicational interconnection in NC, regardless of the size of the generator. Also, the current net metering

June 27, 2008

On June 25, 2008, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission issued Order 14840 (Docket FC 945-E-1881) which finalizes its proposed rules for net metering. This rule provides small distributed generators with a net metering credit equal to the full

June 27, 2008

On June 19, 2008, Governor David Paterson announced how pleased he was that the legislature had passed two net metering bills which will encourage the use of renewable energy within New York. The Governor is expected to sign these bills.

June 27, 2008

On June 26, 2008, Governor Charlie Crist enacted legislation (HB 7135) which requires each utility, including coops and munis, to develop a standardized interconnection and net metering program for customer-owned renewable generation by July 1, 2009. (The PSC has already

June 27, 2008

On June 9, 2008, the North Carolina Utilities Commission issued a final order which adopts a modified version of the FERC small generator interconnection standard. (Docket E-100, Sub 101, see order dated 6/9/08, Appendix A.) The state’s investor-owned utilities are

June 27, 2008

On June 6, 2008, Honeywell and Pacific Power, a subsidiary of Pacificorp/ MidAmerican, filed a joint petition (see Docket DR 40) with the Oregon Public Utilities Commission requesting an expedited declaratory ruling regarding clarification of the state’s net metering rules


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