Today, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued a ruling finalizing the rates and standard contract terms that Consumers Energy Co., one of Michigan’s largest investor-owned utilities, must pay for energy and capacity from solar energy facilities and other independent power producers under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).
Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which included a detailed strategy to increase access to solar and expand solar production in the state.
BOSTON, Mass. - Massachusetts solar advocates are pleased to see that the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issued its Order on the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. This will not only enable the launch of the program, it will allow the Massachusetts’ solar industry to begin to invest in new projects and return much-needed solar jobs to the Commonwealth.
Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, a bill that will move California to 60 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent clean energy by 2045, earning great praise from the solar industry.
Two leading solar organizations, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Action Fund, today announced their support for Nevada’s Question 6, a measure on the November 6 ballot that will increase the state’s renewable energy targets to 50 percent by 2030.
SEIA Praises Historic Passage of SB 100 in California State Assembly, Stresses Need for Near-Term Procurement Legislation
The California Legislature’s bold move to advance legislation that requires 100 percent clean power demonstrates that massive advances in clean energy indeed make a carbon-free power grid a true possibility. As we await final confirmation in the Senate, this bill will lead to significant investment and jobs creation in California, and elsewhere in America. We urge Governor Brown to sign this legislation as soon as it hits his desk.
The Clean Energy Parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Coalition for Community Solar Access, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the New York Solar Energy Industries Association, the Pace Energy and Climate Center, and Vote Solar, welcome recent efforts by the NY Department of Public Service to recognize and begin to address flaws in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) tariff.
New York’s Stopgap Proposals Offer Improvements to VDER, Create Strong Starting Point for Further Discussions
The solar industry and its allies welcomed the release of two New York Department of Public Service (DPS) draft white papers last week that present stopgap changes to the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) Phase 1 tariff for commercial and industrial projects, and address compensation for community distributed generation facilities, also known as community solar projects.
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commented on the Massachusetts Legislature’s passage of a bill that requires the state’s largest electricity utility to refile its plan to charge extra fees to solar adopters and raises the state’s renewable energy goal.