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Trump to Begin Reversing Obama-Era Cutbacks in Carbon Dioxide

The Trump administration will issue an executive order on Tuesday that begins dismantling a rule under former President Barack Obama that slashed carbon dioxide emissions and discouraged coal-fired electricity, U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt said. “The executive order is going to address the past administration’s effort to kill jobs across this country through the Clean […]

SEIA Hosts Women’s Empowerment Summit to Advance Women’s Role in the Solar Industry

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is hosting its Women’s Empowerment East Coast Summit on April 6 in Washington, D.C. Started last year, SEIA’s Women’s Empowerment Series aims to educate, connect, and provide thought leadership for and from women in the solar industry. According to the National Solar Jobs Census 2016, the percentage of women working […]

SOLV deploys QOS Energy’s O&M management platform to improve performance across 1 GW solar portfolio

SOLV, the leading independent solar O&M service provider in America and a division of EPC contractor Swinerton Renewable Energy, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum® software to monitor and support the operations and maintenance of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United-states. Qantum® is an innovative cloud-based analytics platform that […]

Solvay to acquire renewable energy certificates

Solvay has agreed to buy all the renewable energy certificates (REC) for 15 years from the largest solar farm yet to be built in South Carolina (SC), US, underscoring the Group’s global sustainability commitment. In the southeast US, Solvay operates nine advanced materials and chemical sites across three states and employs more than 6,700 people. […]

Geronimo Energy Subscribes Prominent Minnesota Organizations to its Community Solar Garden Portfolio, Actively Seeking More Subscribers

Geronimo Energy, LLC (“Geronimo”) is pleased to announce it signed several Minnesota-grown organizations to its Nordic Solar Portfolio (“Portfolio”) this week. The Portfolio includes over 30 community solar gardens spread across 18 Minnesota counties. Publicly announced subscribers include the University of Minnesota (“U of MN”), the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Hennepin County. The U […]

California’s Flood of Green Energy Could Drive a Record 8GW of Curtailment This Spring

Last month, the California Independent System Operator quietly announced that it could face a record-breaking need for curtailments — paying, or forcing, generators to stop pumping electricity into a transmission grid that just doesn’t have the demand for it at the time. “With the bountiful hydro conditions expected this year and significant additional solar installations both […]

Destructive or Merely a Shift in Focus? What Trump’s Budget Plan Means for Clean Energy

President Trump unveiled a controversial budget blueprint last week that seeks to boost defense spending by $54 billion, and slash non-defense spending by the same amount — affecting several key clean energy programs. The Environmental Protection Agency would see the biggest budget cuts of any government agency under Trump’s plan, falling by 31 percent or $2.6 […]