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Partial Settlement with Duke on Rate Case

NC Sustainable Energy Association Announces Partial Settlement with Duke on Rate Case NC Solar Now is a proud member of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, an organization that works to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in North Carolina through education, public policy, and economic development. Our involvement with NCSEA helps drive policy and market […]

How PURPA Helped Boost Utility-Scale Solar In North Carolina

North Carolina surpassed states with more favorable solar resources to become the state with the second-highest amount of installed utility-scale solar PV capacity owned by independent power producers in 2015, behind only California, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA says the growth of utility-scale solar projects – […]

U.S. Study Tracks ‘Tremendous Amount’ of Solar Policy Activity

Forty-two U.S. states and the District of Columbia took some form of action related to distributed solar policy and rate design during the second quarter of this year (Q2’16), according to a new report from the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). Of the 121 actions cataloged, the most common were related to residential fixed […]

What the U.S. Grid Would Look Like with and without the Clean Power Plan

A new report from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) concludes that combined U.S. wind and solar capacity would rise an additional 10-20 GW over the next 15 years, while coal capacity would decline by up to 27 GW, as a direct result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). The […]

How State RPS Policies Benefit Renewable Energy in the U.S.

As a result of state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies operating in 2013, $2.2 billion in benefits came from reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, and $5.2 billion came from reductions in other air pollution that year, according to a new study.

ITC Extension Means the Sun Won’t Set On Solar Industry

Christmas came early for America’s solar industry this week when Congress agreed to a budget deal extending the investment tax credit (ITC) an incredible five years. On Friday, the House passed a $1.15 trillion spending bill that included the ITC extension, and the Senate followed suit. The legislation will next land on the desk of […]

Breaking News: Solar ITC Extension Included in Must-Pass Bill

Late the other night, a must-pass appropriations bill in Congress was unveiled that includes a five-year extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit. As you know, extending the ITC has long been a priority for the industry, and as we shared recently, it would be a boon for job creation and solar deployment–allowing it to […]

White House Coordinates Efforts to Promote Community Solar

By Solar Industry Magazine The Obama administration says 68 cities, states and businesses have joined its National Community Solar Partnership to promote community solar, with an emphasis on scaling up solar for low- and moderate-income households. The partnership is a collaboration between the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture, the […]

25 States, Cities, Counties Join Coalition to Defend EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By Solar Industry Magazine Led by the office of New York State Attorney General (AG) Eric T. Schneiderman, a coalition of 25 states, cities and counties has filed a motion to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan against legal challenge. The motion to intervene in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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