July 15, 2024

Solar Power

Report: US Solar Panel Factories Still Will Need Imported Cells
The U.S. solar market may face major domestic supply chain gaps as it heads toward 2030, according to a report released ACORE and CEA.
California Senate
Calif. Lawmakers Send $10B Climate Bond Measure to Nov. Ballot
California lawmakers voted to send a climate resilience bond measure to voters in November, and clean energy advocates are hailing the measure’s investments in offshore wind and transmission projects.
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2 New California Bills Could Accelerate Decarbonization
The California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee advanced two new bills that could accelerate the state’s decarbonization goals by helping residents and multimeter customers transition to renewable energy.  
NY Expects to Miss 2030 Renewable Energy Target
The architects of New York’s clean energy transition are predicting the state will fall short of its 70%-by-2030 renewable energy target, perhaps far short, and are suggesting ways to catch up in the early 2030s. 
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Trade Group Wants NY to Press Distributed Solar
Small-scale solar has been a success story in New York state, which is on track to reach its 2025 goal of 6 GW of distributed solar a year early.
LNG Won’t Replace Coal in Generating China’s Power, Report Says
The world’s largest coal consumer will not be replacing that domestic resource with imported natural gas, IEEFA said in its report.
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NJ Senate Energy Committee Backs PJM Interconnection ‘Skip’ for Solar
New Jersey’s Senate Environment and Energy Committee passed a bill supporters said would allow grid-scale solar projects of up to 20 MW to bypass PJM’s interconnection queue and connect to the grid through their local utility.
NY Opens Land-based Renewable Energy Solicitation
New York has launched its eighth large-scale renewable energy solicitation, seeking proposals for land-based projects to help the state meet its emission-reduction goals.
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Renewable Development Faces Regulatory Tangle
Two new reports examine the profusion of local and state regulations affecting renewable energy development.
NJ Electrification Bill Stirs Opposition
A bill that would require New Jersey utilities to offer building electrification incentive programs sparked more than two hours of heated debate.

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