Nevada’s New Solar Law Is About Much More Than Net Metering

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 405 into law on Thursday to the cheers of solar companies and advocates. AB 405 reinstates net metering for rooftop solar customers in Nevada, after utility regulators eliminated the policy in December 2015, throwing the Silver State’s solar market into disarray. Because the policy change was applied retroactively,… Continue reading Nevada’s New Solar Law Is About Much More Than Net Metering

88,000 American Solar Jobs Are Under Threat From Suniva’s Trade Case, Says SEIA

There are more than 250,000 people working in America's solar industry. A bad investment by a single financier could kill a third of those jobs in one fell swoop. After Georgia-based solar manufacturer Suniva went bankrupt this spring, its debtor, SQN Capital Management, demanded the company file a special trade complaint with the International Trade… Continue reading 88,000 American Solar Jobs Are Under Threat From Suniva’s Trade Case, Says SEIA

Corporate Clean Energy: Not Just for Google and Apple Anymore

Some of the first companies in the U.S. to commit to buying clean energy were internet giants, including Google and Apple, which were worried about the massive energy needs of their data centers in coal country. But today, more and more companies across a number of sectors are opting to buy renewables and are increasingly… Continue reading Corporate Clean Energy: Not Just for Google and Apple Anymore

California’s Wholesale Distributed Solar Program Is in Trouble. Will Regulators Finally Fix It?

Freeman Hall had good reason to be enthusiastic when California’s tariff for wholesale distributed generation was launched in 2013. A co-founder and president of Los Angeles-based Solar Electric Solutions, Hall’s company already had plenty of experience with the kind of projects that the incentive — called the Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff, or ReMAT — was… Continue reading California’s Wholesale Distributed Solar Program Is in Trouble. Will Regulators Finally Fix It?

No, Tesla Batteries Are Not a Global-Warming Disaster

A new report from the Swedish Environmental Research Institute has attempted to quantify the emissions tied to EV battery manufacturing. The study aims to better understand where emissions accrue in the supply chain and to shed some light on where we can do better. In an early piece on the Swedish website NyTeknik, another researcher from the Swedish Environmental Research Institute,… Continue reading No, Tesla Batteries Are Not a Global-Warming Disaster