US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

Predictions always involve a certain level of guesswork, but when the US Energy Information Administration estimated in 2006 how much solar capacity would be installed by 2016, the number wasn’t even close. The EIA had underestimated the capacity by 4,813%, an analysis by Statista found. … Read more…

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

A new ordinance in Salt Lake City that passed last August requires the owners of large commercial buildings to start providing the city with annual measurements of their energy usage. The benchmarking is projected to lower annual energy costs and eliminate pollutants, but it could … Read more…

California Governor Signs Bills for PACE Loan Protections

California Governor Signs Bills for PACE Loan Protections

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed two bills into law that aim to establish a consumer protection, underwriting, and regulatory framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans. The signing comes after a year of discussions and negotiations among low-income consumer advocates, environmental and clean-energy … Read more…

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Batteries for Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Batteries for Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló are currently in talks about deploying utility-scale battery systems along with solar capacity to rebuild the island’s power grid, which was decimated last month by Hurricane Maria. The nearly Category 5 storm made landfall on … Read more…

Energy Industry Attorney Pinpointed for EPA Role; Dems Plan to Fight

Energy Industry Attorney Pinpointed for EPA Role; Dems Plan to Fight

President Trump recently announced his nomination of energy industry attorney William Wehrum to the position of EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. Wehrum is currently head of the administrative law group and a partner at the Richmond, Virginia-based firm Hunton & … Read more…

Commercial PACE Now Available in Illinois

Commercial PACE Now Available in Illinois

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is now available in Illinois for commercial properties. This year, SB1700 – HB2831 successfully passed committees and just last month the Illinois governor signed it into law. According to dailyherald.com, “The introduction of PACE in Illinois will help spur more … Read more…

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