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JULY 2013
Vol. 16 No. 7

Note from the Editor

 

Celebrating our Declaration of (Energy) Independence

 

 

This month, we witnessed the Nation's 237th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Earlier in the week, I celebrated by signing my own declaration of independence, a contract to install PV on our newly purchased home! 

 

This got me thinking about the role that our founding documents still play in the regulation, governance, and market drivers for renewable energy today. And in particular, I read up on two sections of the constitution that continue to shape the solar industry, a mere 262 years after Ben Franklin published his seminal text Experiments and Observations on Electricity.

 


State News in Detail 

 

 

Northeast States        

Massachusetts DPU clarifies several net metering issues

 

New York raises participation caps for net metering

 

Mid-Atlantic States       

Virginia's Dominion Power accepts applications for new Solar Purchase Program

 

Midwestern States     

Illinois requests comments on net metering changes

 

Midwest Court Ruling May Ease Energy Sales Into California

 

Southern States        

Florida PSC notes 33% growth in customer-owned renewables

 

Louisiana PSC rules to preserve net metering

 

South Carolina PSC plans to take another look at net metering

 

Western States              

Colorado group unveils plan for 10-fold increase in solar

 

Idaho PSC denies utility proposal, improves net metering

Other States         

          

Hawaii enacts "PV Renter" bill, exempts landlords from the definition of public utility

    

 


Miscellaneous News

 

DoD, Interior inch closer to cooperation on renewable energy projects

 

 

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