Recent News

February 10, 2009

Additional liability insurance requirements can be a burden to customer-generators by forestalling the interconnection process and adding unnecessary costs to the bottom line, increasing payback time. To provide a broad picture of current state requirements, we created a map (see

February 04, 2009

Clean Energy Group (CEG) and Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) are pleased to announce the release of two new reports that address the early progress of states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region in meeting state renewable portfolio standards (RPS).

February 03, 2009

The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) for the Solar America Showcases project. The Solar America Showcases project is designed to help facilitate large-scale, high-visibility solar installation projects that have the ability

February 03, 2009

The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) launched a web site that gives information on the organization and its planned certification programs. The site has information about SWCC, its mission, history, staff, funders and board. In addition, the site has information

January 21, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management will establish offices in Arizona, California, Nevada and Wyoming to coordinate renewable energy projects on public land. According to the BLM, the offices would coordinate the application process for wind, solar, biomass and geothermal projects.

January 15, 2009

ILLINOIS – The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) continues to work toward developing interconnection standards for large renewable generators. Staff On January 9, 2009 the ICC Energy Division issued a Staff Report and Proposed Rules in which they recommended that Commission

January 13, 2009

On January 13, 2009, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF)’s Clean Energy Communities Program won the State Leadership in Clean Energy Award. The award, presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., was one of five given out by

January 13, 2009

The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and RJ Walter Homes “Home of the Future” the highest rating for “green” and sustainable building design and construction. USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

January 12, 2009

With the help of EVP Creative of Waterville Valley, PAREI is coming close to completing its documentation project. The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) was organized to encourage energy conservation, energy efficiency practices and promote the use of renewable

December 31, 2008

As I review the 2008 interviewees, I’m amazed at the amount and diversity of activity in so many areas. I’m almost dizzy. There were conversations about environmental education, green workforce development, renewable energy instructional development, smart utility grids, automatic metering,


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