The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the country’s largest coalition of cities representing 148 million people and 41.8 percent of the country’s electricity use, plans to vote this weekend on a pledge to make 100 percent renewable power a top policy priority over the next decade.
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- NextEra plans deeper moves into solar, PV Magazine
The world’s largest wind and solar asset owner has identified opportunities for 9-10 GW of solar as it expands into renewables and away from risky conventional merchant generation.
- Resource for Nebraska communities considering a community solar project: Community Solar Case Studies, American Public Power Association
- On the Business Case for Renewables (and Why It’s so Strong), Union of Concerned Scientists Blog
- Businesses Turn to Self-Generation, Renewables and Storage for Reliability, Microgrid Knowledge
- A new approach to unlocking the corporate solar market without virtual net metering, PV Magazine. In this guest post Soltage Senior VP Marc Miller looks at the Contract for Differences (CfD) model as a way to further expand corporate adoption of solar, particularly in states that do not have Virtual Net Metering policies.
- 5 trends to watch in utility customer engagement, Utility Dive
- New York lawmakers clear bill creating an energy storage mandate, Utility Dive
New York’s energy bill could make it the fourth state with an energy storage mandate. California and Oregon already have storage mandates, and Massachusetts passed the enabling legislation last summer and is crafting the details of the mandate.
- NY Green Bank’s Clean Tech Investments Reach $346 Million, Renewable Energy World
- U.S. Renewable Energy Groups Share a Vision of the 21st Century Power Grid, Solar Energy Industries Association News Release