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February 23, 2016

How GEARED is training the next generation of power systems engineers in universities across the U.S. who are innovating to integrate large amounts of renewables onto the grid.

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February 12, 2016

Leading energy companies in the solar market this week announced the formation of the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), the first-ever national trade association for community solar.

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February 10, 2016

An updated State Solar Jobs Census was released this week by the Solar Foundation, featuring 2015 solar jobs data and information for every state in the U.S. A follow-up to the National Solar Jobs Census released last month, this companion piece includes 14 stand alone state reports as well as a 51-state solar jobs compendium.

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February 04, 2016

IREC President/CEO Jane Weissman recently spoke with David Corsar, of the National Wildlife Federation, about the Greenprint, a plan towards the goal of graduating more than 20 million “global sustainability citizens” by 2025; IREC; and the role of community colleges in supporting the clean energy economy.

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February 01, 2016

It was a good month for California consumers and for clean energy progress across the U.S., as other states watched a landmark vote by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that modifies but doesn’t undermine the state’s net energy metering program (NEM), and the value proposition of customer-generated distributed renewable energy.

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January 28, 2016

Mostly sunny skies ahead can now be predicted for California’s customer-generated renewable energy future, at least for now.

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January 26, 2016

In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on January 25, 2016 upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.

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January 24, 2016

Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released the 2015 grades for Freeing the Grid, an annual report card that rates all 50 states on two key clean energy policies: net metering and interconnection standards.

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January 15, 2016

Over the past decade, IREC has worked with dozens of states across the country to facilitate and support the adoption of fundamental regulatory policy reforms that maintain the safety and reliability of the electric grid, while also allowing for fair, affordable and efficient consumer access to renewable energy.

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January 14, 2016

More and more managers are reporting that it’s hard to find qualified applicants. The difficulty in finding qualified hires shows the need for increased supply of trained workers. That means expanding solar skills training programs and credentialing, two topics the nonprofit Interstate Renewable Energy Council has been working on for decades.

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