Corporate demand and state mandates are driving utility solar installations, but voluntary procurements based on pure economics continue to dominate. Voluntary procurement of utility solar remains the top driver of U.S. utility PV in development, according to Wood Mackenzie. WoodMac defines voluntary procurement as procurement based solely on the economic competitiveness of renewables against other […]
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Republican Governor Larry Hogan chose not to veto the law, but said he’d rather shoot for 100 percent clean electricity and include nuclear power. Maryland will raise its renewable electricity requirement from 25 percent by 2020 to 50 percent by 2030. The legislature passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act last month to enact this change, […]
Nevada’s voters, governor and largest utility all supported more renewables. Legislators followed suit. A bill increasing Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030 cleared the state assembly on Friday with zero “no” votes, sending it to Governor Steve Sisolak’s desk. The bill unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday. The governor’s office did not […]
A “politically easy” move or an ambitious target? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that he will push for New York to transition to 100 percent clean electricity by 2040, in a statement outlining his agenda for early 2019. The announcement places New York in a small but growing group of states, including neighboring […]