January 28, 2016

Regulators Will Soon Decide on California's Solar Future

California utility regulators are slated to vote this Thursday on how to update the state's popular solar policy, called net energy metering. California is one of the nation's top solar generators and this decision could influence the state's future solar growth, especially for small-scale projects owned by homeowners, communities and businesses.

More Brazilians Are Generating Their Own Energy

Homeowners, communities and businesses are increasingly generating their own electricity in Brazil. These non-utility power sources, which are mostly solar units, grew 308 percent in 2015, according to new data from Brazil's energy regulators.

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January 21, 2016

DOE Proposes Big Round of Funding for Solar-Plus-Storage

To support further renewable energy growth in the United States, the Department of Energy said this week it is offering $18 million in funding for new solar-plus-storage research projects.

"Ultimately, the solutions developed under this effort will enable the sustainable and holistic integration of hundreds of gigawatts of additional solar energy onto the electric grid throughout the United States," federal officials said.

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2015 Was a Really Good Year for Renewables

Despite competing with some of the cheapest fossil fuel prices seen in a decade, the renewable energy sector experienced record-breaking growth in 2015. That's the takeaway of a recently published analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which shows $329 million was invested in the clean energy sector and about 121 gigawatts of new capacity was installed last year.

Marco Rubio Just Supported Renewable Energy. But Does He Mean It?

Speaking at an event in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio just came out in support of growing renewable energy and improving energy efficiency.

"Well first, I would say to you that I want us to lead the world in everything," he said. "Let's be number one in wind, and number one in solar, and number one in biofuels, and number one in renewables, number one in energy efficiency. Let's lead in all of these things."

But Rubio's energy plan focuses on further developing fossil fuel extraction and largely ignores renewable energy.

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