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Regulation  -  February 26, 2018

Take 2: Washington State Readies Carbon Tax Bill

Washington State may be the first to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions. The state’s Senate Ways and Means Committee last week passed a measure that would tax carbon emissions from fossil fuels at the rate of $12 per metric ton on the sale
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Regulation  -  February 23, 2018

Siemens, Tesla , NRDC and others push NY on EV

A petition signed by 40 organizations, including Siemens, Tesla, and NRDC, was submitted to the New York Public Service Commission on Feb. 21 requesting more action to accelerate electric vehicle adoption by turning to utilities to be more proactive
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February 22, 2018

Trump proposes eliminating Energy Star funding

President Trump’s plan to eliminate federal funding for the EPA’s Energy Start program is facing strong opposition from groups representing manufacturers, retailers, utilities, environmentalists and others who benefit from the program.
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Energy Storage  -  February 19, 2018

Revenue stacking for energy storage comes to California

The California Public Utilities Commission has become the first state regulator to issue revenue stacking rules for energy storage projects.
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February 15, 2018

FERC eliminates barriers for energy storage

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted on Feb. 15 to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
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February 14, 2018

Maryland opens first energy storage tax credit program

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced on Feb. 13 that it is accepting applications for the 2018 Energy Storage Tax Credit Program. The program, the first of its kind launched in the U.S., is designed to encourage the deployment of energy
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February 5, 2018 - By Smart Energy Decisions Research

Insights from SED's 2017 Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum

The spirit of the inaugural Smart Energy Decisions Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum is captured in this Insights document, which features edited transcripts from the most memorable keynote presentations, panels, and conversations
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January 23, 2018

30% tariff hits solar panel imports

President Trump on Jan. 22 imposed a tariff of 30% on imported solar panel cells and panels. The Solar Energy Industries Association responded that this decision will increase solar prices, cause the loss of 23,000 American jobs this year
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Regulation  -  January 12, 2018

NYC announces goal to divest from fossil fuels

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Jan. 10 a goal to divest New York City’s $189 billion pension fund from fossil fuel companies within five years, making the city the first major US pension plan to take this action.
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January 11, 2018

Virginia seeks to join RGGI

Virginia could be the first southern state to cap carbon emissions and join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a step announced as part of the joint legislative agenda proposed on Jan. 10 by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam.
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