On the same day that a new study reported that more than 300 companies in Ohio are part of the supply chains for the wind and solar industries, lawmakers voted a bill out of committee that would make compliance with the state’s clean energy standards voluntary until 2020.
Clean energy groups in Michigan are taking a variety of positions on a proposed statewide energy policy overhaul, but all agree the bills could be strengthened to encourage in-state renewable energy development apart from utilities.
An electric co-op serving a few counties in northeast Iowa intends to revamp its net-metering policy in a few weeks in a way that appears likely to undermine a fledgling effort to increase rooftop solar there.
A new report says proposed renewable energy investments in Minnesota could create more than 5,000 construction jobs and $7 billion in economic activity, largely in rural parts of the state.
The Ohio legislature resumes hearings today and tomorrow on a bill to further weaken and delay any further enforceable obligations under the state’s clean energy standards.
Minneapolis tax attorney and former bank president Bob Olson has an idea he believes could transform renewable energy financing by using a mix of tax breaks that result in nonprofits or even government agencies eventually owning projects.
A dispute with Minnesota’s largest utility over a technical standard could delay several of community solar projects in the state.
Developing community solar in Detroit, as is the case across Michigan, largely comes down to whether the local utility is willing to participate.
Illinois lawmakers have adopted new interconnection standards that will make the solar siting and installation process significantly quicker and cheaper, clean energy advocates and utilities say.
In a time when hundreds of megawatts of large solar projects are underway in Minnesota, a new report suggests that smaller-scale solar projects could be just as good at delivering low-cost electricity.