How Clean Energy Figured in State-level Midterm Elections

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on Coronal Energy Insights, and is being republished with permission of the author.    In the historic recent midterm elections—where seven governor’s seats and seven state legislatures switched from Republican to Democrat—voters continued to voice their strong support for renewable and advanced energy. In addition, voters split on several key ballot initiatives in…

2018 NARUC Summer Policy Summit

Each year in July, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners convenes a series of meetings that provide in-depth analysis of policy issues that are relevant to state utility regulators as well as stakeholder groups and federal regulators. Formerly known as the Summer Committee Meetings, this event draws national experts and policymakers to a forum…

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New IRS Guidance Makes the Future of U.S. Solar Even Brighter

The long-awaited action last Friday by the Treasury Department to finalize important “commence construction” guidance will continue market momentum and drive additional investment and deployment in solar and other renewable energy resources by providing certainty to investors and developers. In a nutshell, projects using solar energy and Section 48 technologies will have options that resemble those…

FERC Transforms the Role of Storage in Wholesale Markets

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously approved a rule that will break down barriers for energy storage deployment in wholesale energy markets. Current regional transmission organization (RTO) and independent system operator (ISO) rules for resource participation in wholesale electricity markets reflect the fact that for the last century electricity generation has been…