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The Minimum Bill: A First Step to Fair Utility Rates in a Distributed Energy Age

September 16, 2014 by Jim Kennerly
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Distributed Energy and Utility Rates

Are utility business models facing long-term disruptive change? In recent years, declining solar costs have made this a question of when, not if. Thus, utilities in leading solar PV markets are attempting to buy enough time to retool their strategies.[read more]

California Clean Energy Bill Could Open Door for Homeowners and Small Businesses

September 10, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

California Clean Energy Legislation

Governor Brown has the opportunity to make energy-saving upgrades possible for families and small business owners by signing Assembly Bill 1883. This bill would significantly lower the cost of PACE, a tool which enables property owners to take advantage of energy efficiency and rooftop solar PV.[read more]

The Promise of Shared Renewables: Will California's SB 43 Bring Solar for All?

May 7, 2014 by Rosana Francescato
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California Shared Renewables

Large portions of consumers don’t have access to solar and other renewables. Whether they rent, have a shaded roof, or can’t participate for a number of other reasons, by conservative estimates 75% of Americans can’t go solar. And solar provides long-term benefits that we’d all like to share in.[read more]

What Does 'Winning' the Clean Energy Race Even Mean?

April 7, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Win the Clean Energy Race?

 

The Pew Charitable Trusts is out with its annual report comparing investment in clean energy among the twenty richest countries in the world. Once again China is held up as a threat to U.S. competitiveness. This type of competitive messaging is common in national policy circles.[read more]