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CPUC: California May Achieve The 50% RPS Goal By 2020, 10 Years Ahead Of Schedule
On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released its Renewables Portfolio Standard Annual Report announcing that the State is on track to meet its renewables portfolio standard (RPS) ...
United States
21 Nov 2017
President Trump Sends $4.1 Trillion Budget To Congress
On May 23 the Trump Administration released its formal FY 2018 budget proposal for congressional approval.
United States
22 Jun 2017
Trump Administration Considers Preemption Of State Renewable Policies
In a speech last month, Energy Secretary Rick Perry stated that the Department of Energy ("DOE") may need to "intervene" in state renewable energy policies to protect grid security and reliability.
United States
31 May 2017
California Seeks To Transform The Market: Doubles Funding For Distributed Generation With A Vision For Massive Battery Storage Growth
On April 6, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved an order doubling the budget of California's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).
United States
24 Apr 2017
President Trump Releases Budget Blueprint Including Cuts To Clean Energy Research And Development
On Thursday, March 16, the Trump Administration released its 2018 budget blueprint, which shifts away from many of the Obama Administration's chief initiatives as related to clean energy.
United States
23 Mar 2017
With New Federal Administration, States Betting Bigger On Renewables
Nearly 1 in 10 States have launched proposals directing utilities to procure anywhere from 50% to 100% of their power from renewable energy resources by mid-century.
United States
22 Mar 2017
Bipartisan Governors Push Trump To Support Renewables In Infrastructure Planning
On February 13, 2017, a bipartisan coalition of 20 US governors published a letter imploring President Donald Trump to support the renewables industry.
United States
1 Mar 2017
Congressional Tax Panels Investigate Solar Tax Incentives
On September 14, 2016, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued letters to seven companies...
United States
27 Sep 2016
White House Council On Environmental Quality Releases Final Guidance On Considering Climate Change In Environmental Reviews
Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released final guidance for Federal agencies on how to consider the impacts of their actions on climate change in their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews
United States
8 Aug 2016
NY Approves Goal For 50% Renewable Energy By 2030
On August 1, 2016, the New York Public Service Commission approved the state's plan to achieve fifty percent of its generation needs from renewables.
United States
8 Aug 2016
NCUC's Ruling Finds Utility Watchdog Group In Violation Of North Carolina Law For Its Sale Of Solar Power To Greensboro Church
The Commission's order was the result of a Request for Declaratory Ruling filed by NC WARN in June of 2015.
United States
3 May 2016
Key Permit Granted For New England Clean Power Link
The Vermont Public Service Board has issued a Certificate of Public Good (the "Certificate") for the New England Clean Power Link Project (the "Project"), a 1,000MW high voltage direct current transmission line...
United States
29 Feb 2016
FERC Order 745 Affirmed By The United States Supreme Court
FERC Order 745, also known as the demand response rule, was issued in March 2011 with the goal of encouraging the participation of demand resources in wholesale markets administered by FERC.
United States
3 Feb 2016
Renewable Energy Tax Credits Extended
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the $1.15 trillion omnibus spending agreement, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (the "Act")...
United States
15 Jan 2016
FERC Disclaims Jurisdiction Over Certain Passive Interests
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order granting a petition for declaratory order in Starwood Energy Group Global, Docket No. EL15-87-000, 153 FERC ¶ 61,332 (2015).
United States
8 Jan 2016
Tax Credit Extension Brings Holiday Cheer To Green Energy Industry
Congressional lawmakers have brokered a tentative $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that includes multiple year extensions for the renewable production and investment tax credits.
United States
30 Dec 2015
Tenth Circuit Upholds Colorado's Renewable Portfolio Standard
On July 13, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ("Tenth Circuit") upheld the State of Colorado's renewable portfolio standard ("RPS") as valid under the dormant commerce clause.
United States
22 Jul 2015
Calif. Senate Passes Climate Package Aiming For 50% Renewable Power, Halving Petroleum Use
The bills still must pass the state's Assembly, and similar ones from that chamber must be reconciled with Senate versions.
United States
8 Jun 2015
Without Tax Credit Extensions, Returns Or PPAs For Renewables Will Have To Give, GAO Says
The incentives, which together accounted for $11.5 billion in forgone revenue from fiscal year 2004 through 2013, are key drivers of construction and employment, industry trade groups argue.
United States
8 Jun 2015
Interior Department Approves First Solar Energy Zone Projects
When built, the three solar energy projects on public lands in Clark County, Nevada, will generate up to 440 megawatts of energy and are expected to create up to 1,900 construction jobs.
United States
5 Jun 2015
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