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February 11, 2009

ALASKA – On January 21, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) issued an order creating rulemaking dockets R-09-1 and R-09-2 to consider state-wide net metering and interconnection standards. This order stated the proposed elements for the net metering requirement and

February 11, 2009

On January 8, the Maine Public Utilities Commission provisionally adopted draft rules that would amend the current net energy billing rule to allow net billing for customers who share in the ownership of an eligible renewable facility with a capacity

February 10, 2009

Brian Hurd’s, “Hands On Solar, Inc.,” in collaboration with IREC, just offered two two-day solar energy training events for educators and trainers in San Diego and Santa Monica last month. Fifty educators from 40 different institutions attended his power-packed training,

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


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