December 1, 2023

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NJ Launches 2nd Solicitation Under Solar Incentive Program
New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities launched its second attempt to solicit solar projects at a price the agency considers acceptable to ratepayers, driven by the hope that the high costs that derailed a similar solicitation earlier this year have subsided.
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Overheard at CHESSA Solar Focus Conference
Panelists warned that misalignment of technology, regulation and market forces could result in missed opportunities for Maryland to hit its nation-leading climate goals.
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Treasury Department NOPR Seeks to Clarify IRA’s ITC Rules

The Treasury Department released guidelines for the Inflation Reduction Act’s investment tax credits for clean energy projects.

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DOE Proposes Expanding NEPA Exclusions for Clean Energy, Transmission
DOE proposed expanding exclusions for NEPA reviews for clean energy, storage, and transmission projects that are built on previously developed land, in a move welcomed by the renewable energy industry.
New Jersey Plans Dual-Use Solar Pilot Launch for mid-2024
New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities has released its agrivoltaics proposal, designed to incentivize 200 MW of capacity in a three-year pilot program.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
100% Clean Energy, Renewable Siting Bills Heading to Mich. Governor

Bills setting a 100% clean energy standard and giving state regulators siting authority over wind and solar projects are headed to Michigan’s governor.

ACP: Solar, Storage Soar in Record-breaking Q3; Wind Sputters

The U.S. grid added a record 5,551 MW of utility-scale solar, wind and storage in the third quarter of 2023, according to a new report released Wednesday from the American Clean Power Association.

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Conn. Seeks Proposals for Onshore, Offshore Renewables
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection launched two new clean energy solicitations Oct. 27.
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Mood Anxious as Renewable Energy Industry Gathers in NY
The Alliance for Clean Energy New York convened its annual fall conference amid a turbulent period in New York's clean energy transition.
NY Announces Renewable Energy Projects Totaling 6.4 GW

Twenty-five renewable energy projects totaling 6.4 GW have been selected for development in New York, including three new offshore wind farms with a combined 4 GW capacity.

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