EnergySage’s Solar Energy News Roundup

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roundup_solar_blog_4Sometimes it feels like news moves at the speed of light! Here’s a round up of Solar energy news for the week of June 1st, 2015. 

Solar Legislation Moves Forward in Nevada…but is All of it Good?

In a great example of a legislature in action (and how often does that happen!?) Nevada legislators passed the solar legislation they were considering. One of the bills which was hotly debated allows for more solar capacity in the state.  But at the same time a bill was passed that might allow NV Energy to put off required renewable projects. Both pieces of legislation have been signed by the governor.

University of Michigan Poll Shows Most Americans Back Renewable Energy Standards 

A new poll conducted by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan shows Americans of “every race, income and education level, and religious and political affiliation” support the standards that require utilities to include certain proportion of clean energy in their power.

Utilities Look Inward to Prepare for a Changing Grid

A new feature piece from Utility Dive high-light’s energy giant Navigant’s recent paper on how utilities my have to change in the next decade.

New York’s ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ Moves Ahead With Investment in Storage

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced awards to seven companies that are developing new approaches to solar power storage. The moves comes as a part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) plan to rethink how utilities work.

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