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SEIA Raises Doubts About Trump Administration’s Proposed Climate Rule

Solar Energy Industries Association Media Release 

“With or without this new proposal, solar will continue to grow, power the economy and provide the clean energy that consumers want and the grid needs. When you combine low-cost and low-carbon with technology that continues to get smarter, you can compete in any market and under any regulatory regime. We pledge to work constructively with the administration to develop policies that help American consumers, add American jobs and protect the planet.”  – Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on the Trump administration’s proposal to revise the Clean Power Plan.

Read the entire release here.

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Kevin Rabinovitch, Mars: “Every Movement Needs A Group Of First Movers And We Believed We Had The Capability To Step Up”

As a new RE100 leadership paper sets out guidance for companies everywhere to show leadership on renewable electricity, The Climate Group talks to Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Vice President of Sustainability, Mars  – the first US company to step up and join RE100, back in 2014. Continue reading here.

RE100 Guide for Corporate Suppliers
When RE100 reached its 100 members milestone one year ago, the nonprofit called on companies to engage their suppliers on renewable energy and produced a guide on how it’s done.

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Solar Power to Help Provide 50K Meals Annually to the Lawrence Community
By Tom Duggan, The Valley Patriot

Bread & Roses, a community kitchen in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts, is keeping their energy local with their new solar panels installed by ReVision Energy from North Andover. The solar array, completed this past month, is a 6.7-kilowatt system consisting of 46 rooftop panels that will generate approximately 23,000 kilowatt hours per year while also offsetting 24,000 pounds of carbon pollution annually. ReVision Energy, an employee-owned company, was excited to partner with the local non-profit in an effort to transition away from fossil fuels and towards more socially-conscious, sustainable energy.

Electricity prices plunge with more renewables, study says

By David Ferris, E&E News, Wyoming Business Report

The study released by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory modeled how high penetration of solar and wind power — from 40 to 50 percent — would affect system operators in New York, the Great Plains, California and Texas . . . The study looked at four system operators: the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the California Independent System Operator and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), all of which neatly cover their home states. It also modeled the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which encompasses part or all of five wind-rich states: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Click here to read more.

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Residential solar power grows 11% in Q1 2018

By John Weaver, PV Magazine USA

Residential solar power grows 11% in Q1 2018

Of potential interest to Nebraska Solar Installers – In his article John Weaver references the following report:

The customer has spoken – 74% want energy storage

John Weaver is a solar developer and installer. He has sold and managed 50+ solar projects, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW, totaling over $25 million. More articles from John Weaver

One year along: FCS marks shutdown anniversary

By Cris Averett, OPPD The Wire

The 478.6-megawatt nuclear reactor, situated about 20 miles north of Omaha, operated as part of OPPD’s generating fleet for 43 years.

But, as the energy market shifted and operating costs continued to challenge the organization, OPPD leadership made the recommendation in May 2016 to cease operations at the site. Concurrent with that, they announced a proposal to freeze general rates through 2021.

Read more here.

Federal moves unlikely to ‘make coal great again,’ experts say at Ohio panel

Written by Kathiann M. Kowalski, Midwest Energy News

The Trump administration’s shifts in energy and environmental policy likely won’t change the downward trajectory of America’s coal sector, industry experts reported at a panel in Cleveland this week. The program at Case Western Reserve University delved into reasons why the United States’ coal industry has declined and the impacts of legal developments over the last quarter of a century. Click here to continue reading.

Photo: The General James M. Gavin coal plant in southeast Ohio.

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