By Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA Blog Post
Alongside our members and allies, we have conducted hundreds of phone calls and video meetings with legislators at the state and federal level to talk about how COVID-19 is affecting solar companies, what policymakers can do to #SaveSolarJobs, and how this industry is poised to help rebuild the U.S. economy. There is much more work to be done — and I strongly encourage you to join us in this campaign.
We also are taking care of the day-to-day business of ensuring development and implementation of smart state policies, fighting for trade policies that do no further harm to solar and advocating fiercely for competitive markets and open access for clean energy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Trade Representative and other agencies to get the best possible outcomes for our industry. Read more here.
- Mayor’s View, by Josh Moenning, Norfolk Daily News
On the horizon a community solar and battery storage project, a city partnership with the Nebraska Public Power District and a first of its kind in the state, will offer citizens renewable options and help lower energy bills.
- Editorial: Northeast Community College has history of adapting to changing times, Norfolk Daily News
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- As utilities tackle immediate COVID-19 impacts, analysts stress need to focus beyond the pandemic, Utility Dive
- 5 Wind Energy Giants Embracing Solar Power, Greentech Media
- Big jump in companies asking suppliers to disclose environmental impacts, GreenBiz article contributed by James Murray, founding editor of Business Green
- PG&E’s total storage procurements pass 1 GW with latest round of projects, Utility Dive
- Amazon Clicks Buy on 615 Megawatts of Large-Scale Solar, Greentech Media
AMERICAN WIND WEEK 2020
#AmericanWindWeek 2020: Wind Builds the Future, Into The Wind, AWEA Blog
August is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start planning for #AmericanWindWeek 2020, happening August 9-15. And to get your creative juices flowing, we’re happy to announce this year’s theme: Wind Builds the Future.
All 25 public radio stations in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska serving some 63 cities will have access to content produced by the Midwest regional newsroom, which will be led by the largest public media stations in the region–KCUR in Kansas City, St. Louis Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio and NET in Nebraska–with NPR as the national partner.
The grant will add investigative units in California and the Midwest, enabling the regional newsrooms to provide deeper coverage of topics like government accountability, criminal justice, the environment, healthcare and rural economic development. The regional hubs will also leverage existing reporting resources by coordinating coverage of breaking news and elections across statewide news teams.