Much More Rooftop Solar From An Alternative To Monopoly Utility Models

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 18:35:16 +0000

Originally published on ILSR.org Since rooftop solar became possible, electric utilities have struggled to incorporate it into their outdated business model. In recent years, this lag in utility recognition has become increasingly problematic, risking the health, environmental, and financial impacts of over-investment in large fossil fuel power plants. In over 30 states, monopoly utilities submit […]

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What’s Next for State Climate Action in the US? 7 Areas to Watch

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 22:43:10 +0000

Originally published on WRI’s Blog. By Devashree Saha, Tom Cyrs and Alex Rudee  The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation. This is critical, as it is not possible […]

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El Paso Electric Files EV Plan With New Mexico Regulators

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:45:58 +0000

El Paso Electric has announced that it filed a Transportation Electrification Plan (TEP) with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NM PRC). Inside of the press release were several interesting items

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Panasonic Expands Home Solar Offerings In High-Growth Solar States

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 18:08:55 +0000

As CleanTechnica has reported in recent months, solar power now generates the cheapest electricity in history — according to the conservative, fossil industry–entrenched International Energy Agency. As a result, demand for solar power has been growing strongly in the United States and worldwide

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States & Cities Are Driving Climate & Clean Energy Progress

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 23:02:46 +0000

Part of NRDC’s Series Reviewing 2020 Climate & Clean Energy Developments

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N.C. Environmental Leader Biden’s Choice to Lead EPA

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 19:20:42 +0000

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The leader of North Carolina’s agency overseeing environmental issues in that state will be nominated to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), POWER learned on Dec. 17. Michael Regan, 44, who previously worked at EPA and has served with the North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) since 2017, is expected to be nominated […]

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Solar Jobs, Solar Installations, & Homes Powered by Solar in Top 10 US Solar States

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2020 18:24:14 +0000

In October, I published reports on the top US solar states per capita, the top US solar states as a percentage of electricity, and the top US states in terms of total installed solar power capacity. Based on that first ranking system

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Four Corners EV Charging: Utah & Colorado Are Leaving New Mexico & Arizona Behind

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 22:00:52 +0000

When it comes to charging non-Tesla EV vehicles in the Southwest, there’s good news and bad news these days. Utah and Colorado continue to make progress on rural routes while Arizona and New Mexico are falling behind

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What It’s Like: Tesla Drive Unit Failure In A State With No Tesla Service

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:43:59 +0000

Imagine accelerating away from a light when suddenly — BANG! — your Tesla makes a loud sound and sends a snapping shudder through the whole car … then you realize that you live in a state that doesn’t allow Tesla to operate sales or service centers

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Solar Farms Would Replace New Mexico Coal-Fired Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:23:10 +0000

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A U.S. subsidiary of one of France’s largest providers of solar power has given New Mexico officials more detailed information about the company’s plans for developing a series of solar projects. The installations would help offset the loss of generation from retiring coal-fired power plants in the state, including the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) […]

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