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US state lawmakers should consider the benefits of community solar

By Renewable Energy World By Josh Lariscy, Blue Wave Solar The rapid expansion of community solar continues to be both the most exciting, and at times, most complex form of solar development happening today. The advent of community solar in states like Massachusetts is a critical component in the fight against climate change; however, the…

Tigo reaches settlement with APsystems in intellectual property lawsuit

By Kelsey Misbrener Tigo Energy announced that it has reached a settlement with APsystems over a lawsuit regarding the infringement of Tigo’s intellectual property by APsystems. As part of the settlement, APsystems must obtain a license to use Tigo’s rapid shutdown technology. “Ultimately, we believe this arrangement is a win for PV customers everywhere,” stated…

Michigan lawmakers introduce bipartisan community solar legislation

By Kelsey Misbrener Michigan residents and communities would be able to participate in Michigan’s growing solar economy under bipartisan legislation introduced today by state representatives Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton) and Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids). House Bills 4715-16 would remove existing policy restrictions in Michigan to allow for the development of small-scale community solar projects that would…

Colorado Governor signs law to define some pumped hydropower as renewable

By Renewable Energy World Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a HB21-1052, Define Hydroelectricity as Renewable Energy, concerning the inclusion of pumped hydroelectric energy generation in the definition of “eligible energy resources” for purposes of meeting Colorado’s renewable energy standard (RES). In summary, “The bill removes the existing restriction on pumped hydroelectric facilities as a…

Carbon-free electricity by 2035? Virginia is ready.

By Ivy Main (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL) Virginia’s General Assembly made history in 2020 by becoming the first state in the South to pass a law requiring the full decarbonization of its electric sector. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires our two largest utilities, Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power, to close all Virginia…

Tesla loses VP of Legal to LiDAR startup Luminar

Tesla’s longtime Vice President of Legal and Acting General Counsel, Al Prescott, has joined LiDAR startup Luminar. Prescott announced the move earlier today after being with Tesla for just under four years. “Luminar has pioneered safety-critical technology that will power our autonomous future.Brought to you by: EV Driven Read Full Article Here For more great…

Petroleum Framework Changes Needed for Sudan to Attract Investors

By Alessandro Bacci To attract international investors to its petroleum sector, Sudan may need to improve its hydrocarbon legal and fiscal framework, which dates back to the late 1990s. Various elements are likely to require clarification, such as the award procedure and “how” royalty is applied to the exploration and production sharing agreements (EPSAs) from…

The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

By Bentham Paulos By Bentham Paulos, Dev Millstein, Joseph Rand, and Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power system. So far 17 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have adopted laws or executive orders setting goals for reaching 100% clean electricity…

Homestead Community

By Xaloc Hello! We are looking to connect with, and potentially welcome new men and women to our homesteading community in rural north-western Spain. For some very brief background: our ideals align with natural law, high morality, high trust, and a healthy lifestyle, both mental and physical. We welcome individuals as well as families, who…

Wind power experts expect wind energy costs to decline up to 35% by 2035

By Renewable Energy World Technology and commercial advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) of the world’s foremost wind power experts. Experts anticipate cost reductions of 17%-35% by 2035 and 37%-49% by 2050, driven by bigger and…

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