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Indiana’s governor just signed a law slashing incentives for rooftop solar

Jeremy Deaton and Laura A. Shepard report in ThinkProgress that Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb just slashed net metering incentives for rooftop solar by about 2/3, and setting a sunset dates  for existing and new customers to be eligible for net … Continue reading

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Arizona Public Service, solar industry reach critical rate case settlement

Kristi Shallenberger reports in UtilityDive that after five years of debate over rooftop solar compensation and rate design, Arizona Public Service and solar interests have filed a settlement that could provide policy stability for installers the utility’s service area. Under … Continue reading

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Caterpillar turns on hybrid solar-diesel microgrid at Tucson proving ground

David Wichner reports in the Arizona Daily Star that industry giant Caterpillar Inc. is developing a hybrid, proof-of-concept microgrid system at a mine near Tucson, Arizona. The system combined the one-two punch Caterpillar natural gas-fueled diesel engines combined and a … Continue reading

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Arizona Supreme Court to decide if waste qualifies as a renewable resource

Herman K. Trabish reports in UtilityDive on a legal filing in Arizona Supreme Court requesting that trash qualify as a renewable resource, referencing a story appearing in the Daily Sun. ACC attorney Wesley Van Cleve, attorney for the Arizona Corporation Commission … Continue reading

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BTEC applauds USDA on expanding state leadership in Biomass Thermal Energy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on July 15, 2014 awarding more than $2.5 million in grants to develop wood energy teams in eleven states and an additional $1.25 million for nine wood energy projects. The Biomass Thermal Energy Council … Continue reading

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IDEA Addresses Arizona Public Utility Commission on Microgrids

On Wednesday June 25, IDEA President & CEO Rob Thornton presented on “Microgrids: Moving to Mainstream” to the Phoenix, Arizona Corporation Commission as part of a Special Open Meeting “Commission Workshop on Emerging Technologies” (E-00000J-13-0375) Click here to access the … Continue reading

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SW U.S.: Improved utility energy efficiency could realize $20 billion savings by 2020

The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) has issued a report concluding that every dollar invested in utility energy efficiency programs returns more than two dollars in savings on business and household utility bills, with potential to create an economic windfall … Continue reading

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Trend: U.S. states adding thermal energy to their RPS (Part 2)

  Jennifer Runyon Jennifer Runyon, Managing Editor of RenewableEnergyWorld.com, reports that recent changes to state laws are allowing—even requiring—the use of thermal energy to meet state renewable portfolio standards. Following is Part 2 of her coverage of this emerging trend. … Continue reading

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University of Arizona to add new hybrid solar PV/thermal energy system

University of Arizona Science and Technology Park in Tucson has contracted Cogenra Solar to install a hybrid solar heat and electricity system to study the efficiency and viability of the technology. Cogenra Solar will design and install the system, which … Continue reading

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