WASHINGTON, D.C. and TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that clarifies the state’s Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act of 2018. The legislative changes will give the BPU more latitude in calculating the Clean Energy Act’s yearly cost caps. The following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of northeast state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
Solar Industry Urges New Jersey Governor to Sign Flexible Spending Caps Legislation for Clean Energy Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. and TRENTON, N.J. — Today, the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate passed legislation that clarifies the Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act. The identical bills authorize the BPU to rollover unused funding to the following year when calculating the cost caps. This measure would ease current constraints found under the program’s year-to-year cost caps.
The New York Department of Public Service (DPS) released a long-anticipated whitepaper that proposes rate design changes for residential solar customers in the state.
Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) petitioned the New York Public Service Commission to use the successful NY-Sun program to reach six gigawatts of distributed solar energy by 2025, a state-wide goal.
BOSTON, Mass. - Today the Solar Energy Industries Association welcomed the release of proposed changes to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, an initiative that supports cost-effective distributed solar deployment in Massachusetts. Only one year into the program, Massachusetts is more than halfway toward the 1.6 gigawatt program limit, prompting a review and new program proposal from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Maine Legislature recently passed three clean energy bills, including a renewable portfolio standard that requires the state to get 80% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association, congratulating the Maine Legislature for its leadership and Governor Mills for signing these bills into law:
ALBANY, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo today reached an agreement to codify important clean energy targets in the Climate & Communities Protection Act.
COLUMBIA, S.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – A large coalition of 65 businesses of all sizes are urging the South Carolina Senate to pass the Energy Freedom Act, which was unanimously approved in the state House last month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, a coalition of clean energy organizations, led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), filed supportive comments on the New York Department of Public Service’s (DPS) white paper regarding the future of large commercial solar and community solar projects. SEIA urged the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to swiftly approve the paper's recommendations and the coalition’s suggested improvements.
The Solar Energy Industries Association and the Texas Solar Power Association invite you to join us in Austin, TX on February 26 for a power-packed lobby day focused on putting you in the room with state lawmakers representing you across Texas.