Category: renewable energy portfolio

Public Support for New York State REV at 89%!

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In a recent poll conducted by the Nature Conservancy it was discovered a growing number of New Yorker’s are in support of NYS REV (Reforming the Energy Vision).  A total of 89% of New Yorker’s questioned were in support of the plan,  only 8% were against and 3% didn’t know or didn’t answer.  That is statistically  significant in every text book out there.  It is a clear majority of support.   With the support of the voters New York State can feel confident in it’s landmark decisions made in the interest of the people and the  environment. I encourage everyone to read this poll,  it is full of interesting bits of voter opinion stats.  Well done,  Nature Conservancy!

 

Strange bedfellows: How solar and utilities struck a net metering compromise in New York

 

Cuomo & Solar CityAcross the country, solar customers & installers and battling with utilities over solar net metering – which “turns the meter backwards” at the same retail rate that customers pay their utility.

Solar advocates argue that net metering provides more benefits – to the grid and all customers – than the net metered retail price.

Utilities argue that solar net metering customers “zero out” their bill and don’t contribute to maintaining the aging grid, so the utilities lose money (or other customers have to pay more to make up the lost revenue).

Now, a number of New York State utilities have come together with several of the largest solar companies to reach a compromise.

The bottom line: we all depend on the grid. Those with solar need the grid at night, on cloudy days, or whenever their usage exceeds their solar generation. We need to keep the utilities healthy to maintain and evolve the interconnected grid that is the center of civilization. New York’s proposal provides an interesting path toward ending the war – providing a profit incentive so that utilities can make money on solar, while customers and the solar industry have a clear glide path forward.    Read the Utility Dive article on the issue.

California continue to lead the country in renewable energy!

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“In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued its long-awaited final decision on the state’s successor net-metering program, often referred to as NEM 2.0” Click here for full story.

New York State Governor Announces Significant Commitment to Renewal Energy

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New York State continues to be a leader for the future! Governor Cuomo commits to a significant renewable energy plan in his State of the State speech.

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Renewable Energy Portfolios by States Showing Considerable Benefit

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Not all the states have renewable energy portfolios.  But for those that do a study was conducted that showed over the last several years there has been considerable benefit in a range of areas.  Including reduction of green house gases,  growth of the job sector…

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