SEIA News Release
Nearly 1,000 companies from across the U.S. solar industry supply chain sent a letter to Congress calling for the extension of the Section 48 and Section 25D solar investment tax credits (ITC). The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is leading a national coalition to extend the ITC, one of the most successful clean energy tax policies ever created. The ITC was passed by a Republican-controlled Congress in the 2005 Energy Policy Act and enacted by George W. Bush. It was extended in 2015 with bipartisan support.
“If you want to show a commitment to addressing climate change, you extend the solar ITC,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. “Supporting this proven policy is the first clear victory that lawmakers can deliver to Americans on climate change. As we debate long-term solutions, now is not the time to abandon the single most successful policy on the books to deploy clean energy in the near-term.” Read more here.
ADDITIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AND STORAGE NEWS
- Moody’s sees continued decline of coal for power generation, American Public Power Association. U.S. utility demand for coal will decline significantly between 2020 and 2030, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Early retirement of coal-fired power plants will reduce coal-fired generation to as little as 11% of the overall U.S. power generation, down from 27% in 2018.
- Europe Set to Race Past US in Battery Manufacturing, Greentech Media
Europe’s battery manufacturing capacity is on the cusp of dramatic growth, though much of the investment and know-how are coming from Asian companies.
- Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer, Phys.Org
- Solar panel generates fresh water and electricity, Physics World
- Solar panel demand expected to reach 125.5 GW in 2019, TrendForce says, PV Magazine
- BlackRock goes behind the meter with GE, PV Magazine
The startup formerly known as GE Solar has become a full fledged company, with GE and BlackRock announcing the creation of Distributed Solar Development, a behind-the-meter solar joint venture.
- Tampa couple touring country in solar-powered van to teach importance of solar energy, WFLA
Those who say science isn’t cool clearly have never meet Chill Will and Margarita. The Tampa couple owns a nonprofit aptly named Empowered By the Sun. They’re taking a cue from our sun by shining a light on the importance and value of solar energy.
SOLAR SCHOOLS NEWS
- Indiana School District Implementing Solar Technology to Power 3 Schools, Energy Manager Today
- Ohio School District Flips Switch for Solar Power, WKSU
- Ameresco begins construction on two solar projects for Indiana school district, Solar Power World
- SUVs Without Shame—Because They’re Electric, Sierra Magazine
The best 2019 EV and hybrid sport-utility models
- UK railway to directly power trains with solar energy in upcoming project, Electrek
FEATURED REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE RESOURCE
Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming, Rodale Institute White Paper
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