Production tax credits for privately developed renewable energy projects have been snapped up in Iowa – but that hasn't always translated into actual renewable energy production.
Community solar garden developers in Minnesota are concerned with what they see as slow rate of approvals by Xcel Energy that could leave many potential subscribers on the sidelines.
Warren Leon, executive director of the Clean Energy States Alliance, talks about trends and developments as states deal with the evolving electricity distribution landscape and the Clean Power Plan.
After a variety of stakeholders have so far failed to reach consensus in Michigan over the value of solar energy, some Republican lawmakers are looking to end that debate themselves.
Letha Tawney of the World Resources Institute explains how a $1 million gift from Invenergy will help spur new business models to drive clean energy growth.
As major investor-owned utilities push the Michigan Legislature to dismantle the state’s solar net-metering program, the state’s smallest electric cooperative is taking action on its own with a similar policy effective next month.
Ohio farmers, businesses and others remain interested in solar energy, despite the impact of a legislative freeze in the state’s renewable portfolio standards, and a university program is helping them make informed decisions.
A ruling made earlier this summer by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could clear away the road block that has been hindering a solar project proposed by a rural Iowa school district, according to a lawyer familiar with the situation.
Barry Goldwater, Jr. is a prominent conservative and chairman of the group Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed (TUSK). Goldwater and his associates are pushing for net metering solar policies that are favorable to utility customers in 17 states across the country, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kansas. Last week Goldwater talked with Midwest Energy News about utility arguments, "green tea" and splits within the Republican Party.
In 2014, Ohio Senate Bill 310 temporarily rolled back renewable and energy efficiency standards. On its heels, state House Bill 483 significantly increased the property setback for wind turbines, thus increasing project costs. Now clean energy business executives and advocates say that money is flowing out of Ohio at a rapid rate as renewable energy companies look to greener pastures for their products and services.