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Wind  -  April 3, 2020

DOE invests $20 million into offshore wind research

The U.S. Department of Energy announced April 1 that it will be investing $20 million in offshore wind energy resource characterization and technology demonstrations
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Regulation  -  April 2, 2020 - By Caitlin Marquis, Advanced Energy Economy

UPDATE: Understanding the MOPR - What an Obscure FERC Rule Could Mean for Renewable Energy Buyers

The hottest four-letter word of 2020 is MOPR (Minimum Offer Price Rule), which has become a top concern of clean energy advocates, advanced energy developers, and large power users. This column from Caitlin Marquis of Advanced Energy Economy explores the implications of this FERC rule, which poses a threat to both state clean energy policies and voluntary purchases of renewable energy in PJM - and offers an update following PJM's March compliance filing to FERC.
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Regulation  -  March 28, 2020

Weekend reads: Groups advocate for RE in stimulus package; Bill Gates invests in hydropower

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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Regulation  -  March 27, 2020

Massachusetts finalizes Clean Peak Energy Standard program

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources filed March 20 finalized regulations for implementing the state’s Clean Peak Energy Standard, the first of its kind in the nation.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 27, 2020

California launches plan to double RE capacity by 2030

The California Public Utilities Commissions released March 26 a new target to double the amount of renewable energy capacity in the state by 2030.
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Regulation  -  March 25, 2020

Solar and storage falls under essential work in COVID-19 crisis, CALSSA says

The California Solar + Storage Association has concluded that solar energy and energy storage project construction is considered "essential work" under the guidelines released under the state’s COVID-19 Shelter in Place order.
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Solar  -  March 23, 2020

Solar and wind industries ask Congress for extensions amidst COVID-19

Solar Energy Industries Association and American Wind Energy Association wrote a letter to Congress detailing the challenges the renewable energy faces in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic and offering solutions to ensure work opportunities and establish a new clean energy grid during the crisis.
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Regulation  -  March 23, 2020

Chicago approves EV charging ordinance for new buildings

The Chicago City Council Zoning Committee approved March 16 an ordinance requiring all new commercial buildings with 30 or more parking spaces and new residential buildings with five or more units to have at least 20% of the parking spaces be “Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment-Ready.”
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Finance  -  March 19, 2020

New York awards $1 billion to 21 state RE projects

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced March 13 20-year awards for 1,278 MW of clean energy across 21 large-scale solar, wind and energy storage projects that will provide power within the state.
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March 7, 2020

Weekend reads: How Amazon addresses climate concerns with same day delivery; Passing Virginia's massive clean energy bill

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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