Prepared by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and SEIA, this handbook is intended as a starting point for states that are considering renewable energy as a compliance tool for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulation of carbon emissions from existing power plants (Clean Power Plan) under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
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The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has partnered with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs to produce a report detailing the impacts of climate change on communities in the LA metro area. The report also describes the potential for solar investment in each of the communities and the policies that help support that investment.
Congress recently passed the 2014 Farm Bill, and included a provision to reauthorize funding for the Rural Energy for America Program. What’s that you ask? Watch this webinar to find out! Attendees learned about the program goals for the Rural Energy for America Program, and learn how to take advantage of the solar opportunities under this program.
U.S. Solar Market Insight™ is a collaboration between the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research that brings high-quality, solar-specific analysis and forecasts to industry professionals in the form of quarterly and annual reports. Released March 5, 2014.
Learn about how the Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental and Social Responsibility can benefit your company. Learn about the solar-specific and general best practices regarding the environment, labor, ethics, and other areas that can help your company.
A new study from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) finds that operating costs associated with additional power plant cycling caused by the integration of renewables to the grid are negligible when compared to fuel costs offset by displacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.
SEIA Response letter to the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change February 2013
At high penetration of solar generation there are a number of challenges to economically integrating this variable and uncertain resource.
More than half of the electricity produced in the southeastern states is fuelled by coal. Although the region produces some coal, most of the states depend heavily on coal imports.
This report builds on the emerging body of literature seeking to identify quantitative connections between clean energy policy and renewable energy.