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June 10, 2014

Source: ERCOT Energy produced in Texas using renewable resources grew by 12 percent in 2013, while capacity increased by about 2 percent. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) provided these updates on statewide renewable energy reporting to the Public

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June 10, 2014

Source: Georgia Public Service Commission The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) took another step today to diversify Georgia’s energy portfolio. The Commission approved a proposed agreement that will add 250 megawatts of clean renewable wind energy to Georgia’s electric grid. Under

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June 10, 2014

Source: Brattleboro Reformer One of the nation’s top renewable power suppliers said it will no longer trade Vermont’s renewable energy credits, which are also counted toward the state’s clean electricity goals. NextEra Energy announced last week that it will no

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June 04, 2014

What do President Obama, SunShot’s Minh Le, SEIA’s Rhone Resch and IREC’s Larry Sherwood have in common? All four were featured in a video that opened the 2nd SunShot Challenge Summit in Anaheim last month, highlighting the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot program.

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June 03, 2014

Source: Greentech Media The biggest policy boost for clean energy during President Obama’s second term isn’t coming from the Department of Energy or from Congress — it’s coming from the Environmental Protection Agency. This morning, the EPA finally announced plans to slash

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June 02, 2014

The Northern Mid-Atlantic RTP has produced two new video series, Solar Operations/Maintenance and Inspection of Solar Arrays. The videos were filmed on location in Milesburg, PA, and hosted by Kevin Wright, United Management Consultants, who also performed all of the actual electrical inspections of the array as it was being constructed.

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May 30, 2014

Source: Lexology The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the “Commission” or “FERC”) granted partial rehearing in three separate orders last week involving Order No. 1000 compliance filings.  Most notably, the Commission reversed course on a prior holding that Commission-jurisdictional tariffs and

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May 30, 2014

Source: Greentech Media Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s  Q1

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May 30, 2014

Source: Greentech Media California just moved a bit closer to reducing some of the “soft costs” of installing solar with an assembly bill meant to streamline permitting and inspection for small residential solar systems. As solar hardware costs have plummeted,

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May 29, 2014

Congratulations to Henry Red Cloud, a partnering instructor through the SITN, as he was awarded by President Obama as a Solar Champion on April 17 at a White House ceremony. Henry is part of the Rocky Mountain Region and participated in training through Solar Energy International in 2012.

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