Tagged Legislation

NSW energy roadmap at risk of shutting out big battery benefits

By Guest Contributor Will battery storage get a gig in the NSW energy roadmap? It will all boil down to how a single clause in the legislation is interpreted. The post NSW energy roadmap at risk of shutting out big battery benefits appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew…

Commerce Secretary: 200% solar tariff ‘exceedingly unlikely’ in Auxin case

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Speaking before a Senate subcommittee, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the chance of her agency implementing a 200% tariff on solar modules implemented from Southeast Asia is “exceedingly unlikely.” Raimondo’s testimony before the Senate subcommittee on May 11 came as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have questioned Commerce’s…

Biden officials are pressed on tariff probe’s impact on solar

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo appeared before a Senate committee on April 27 to present her agency’s budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. The annual tradition for federal department heads can be mundane. But Raimondo’s testimony, and that of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm a week later, served as the first…

Missouri bill would cut down on HOA solar restrictions

By Kelsey Misbrener The Missouri legislature passed a bill that would cut down on HOA solar restrictions, exempt some solar installations from sales taxes and more. Renew Missouri applauded the passage of SB 745 as a significant win for solar in the Show-Me State and urged Gov. Mike Parson to sign the legislation as soon…

ARPA-E launches $45M funding for advanced batteries for electric vehicles; EVs4ALL

By mmillikin The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $45 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002760) to support the domestic development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles. Through DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Department is launching the Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) program to develop more affordable, convenient, efficient and resilient…

California considers refocusing EV incentives toward low-income “gasoline superusers”

By [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein) California is considering targeting its EV incentives toward low-income drivers who use an outsized amount of fossil fuels. The California Assembly Transportation Committee last week passed a bill, AB 2816—reported by Green Car Congress—that directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the state emissions regulator, to base… Read Full Article Here…

Rep. Rapp sponsors legislation on wind, solar energy libailities #PA

By National Wind Watch HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp aimed at protecting landowners and high-valued farmlands against long-term liabilities associated with wind and solar energy development was reported out of committee on Tuesday. Rapp said House Bill 2104 had advanced out of the House Environmental Resources and Energy committee. The bill addresses…

Consumer brands push for clean-energy tax credits #USA

By National Wind Watch More than 40 companies, including consumer brands such as Airbnb Inc., Lyft Inc., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and IKEA, are calling on Congress to adopt federal energy legislation to provide additional financial incentives for clean-energy projects such as wind turbine farms and solar installations. In a letter to lawmakers Tuesday, the…

DOE provides funds for enhanced geothermal energy projects

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle The U.S. Department of Energy is dedicating $84 million to help demonstrate enhanced geothermal pilot projects. DOE issued the request for information to utilize investments in geothermal energy that were included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Under the legislation, the agency is allowed to support four competitively selected pilot projects…

Maryland sets goal of net-zero economy-wide emissions by 2045

By Kelsey Misbrener Maryland’s legislature has passed an ambitious new climate bill called the Climate Solutions Now Act, which sets an early goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 60% by 2031, and a long-term goal for the state’s economy to reach net-zero emissions by 2045. The bill became law after Gov. Hogan declined to take…

Duke Energy completes largest solar project in North Carolina county

By Billy Ludt Regional utility Duke Energy completed a 22.6-MW solar power plant in Surry County, North Carolina. The Stony Knoll Solar project is owned and operated by Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions (DESS). The project was selected in a competitive bidding process established by 2017’s solar legislation in North Carolina. Stony Knoll contains 76,600 panels…

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