Policy & Regulation

Infrastructure, reconciliation packages bring Biden’s emissions target within reach, Schumer says

Schumer's office said the Clean Electricity Payment Program and tax credits for renewable energy sources will make the biggest impact.

Renewables made up 92% of new generating capacity in the U.S. in the first...

Renewable energy sources dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions and increased their contribution to the nation's electrical production in the first half of 2021.

‘Desperate’ for workers, will clean energy embrace fossil fuel professionals?

Advocates of reducing carbon emissions say the advanced energy economy's rapid growth requires the embrace of qualified individuals from all backgrounds -- including fossil fuels -- to reach ambitious climate goals.

The latest on SEEM, FERC, and the impact on renewable energy

The coalition of Southern utilities petitioning to form a new market exchange has responded to a second deficiency letter from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

What is the Clean Electricity Payment Program?

The Clean Electricity Payment Program in the reconciliation package being considered by Congress is not a Clean Energy Standard. But it can accomplish the same goal, advocates say.

Will NIMBYs sink new clean energy projects? The evidence says no – if developers...

When communities oppose projects, some people are quick to point to NIMBY, or not-in-my-backyard, sentiments as a formidable and pernicious obstacle.
Rooftop Solar

Removing state opt-out for demand response is favorable for Renewable developers

If we are keen on avoiding blackout situations recently experienced in California and Texas, we should incentivize distributed energy resource market participation in wholesale markets.

Midwest lost 8.9% of clean energy jobs in 2020, but there’s hope for a...

After years of rapid growth, clean energy jobs in the Midwestern United States fell by 8.9% — or approximately 66,000 — by the end of 2020, according to a new report by the nonpartisan...

Senate passes $3.5T budget package with wins for clean energy, climate

The package includes a roadmap to developing a clean energy standard, extending solar tax credits, and providing rebates to weatherize homes.

Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill. What’s in it for renewable energy?

Advocates called the bipartisan infrastructure bill a “down payment” on President Biden's climate and clean energy ambitions.