New York's new community net metering makes solar accessible

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New York’s new community net metering rules mean solar energy, along with the savings and environmental advantages that come with it, just became more accessible to low-income and all residents in the state.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the state’s Public Service Commission approved new rules allowing for community net metering. The commission is calling the package of policies its Shared Renewable Program. Both the program name and the term community net metering are fairly descriptive of how the program will work.

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Solar advocates argue Nev utility lied for net metering cap

Solar advocates argue Nev utility lied for net metering cap

Nevada solar advocates are outraged at the state’s largest utility’s seemingly deceptive tactic to trick the legislature into enacting a net metering cap that could begin limiting rooftop solar installations before September.

Nevada lawmakers were tasked with deciding whether or not to increase the net metering cap this spring and ultimately made a small boost from 225 megawatts to 235 megawatts. But they might have made the decision with bad information from the state’s biggest utility provider.

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Obama initiative encourages solar in poor neighborhoods

The Obama administration is announcing a new initiative today that will encourage solar energy development in the poorest communities.

Solar energy is the perfect solution to providing low-cost power to the poorest people and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If only we could find a way to encourage solar adoption where it would make the most difference...

The Obama administration is announcing a new initiative today that will encourage solar energy development in the poorest communities.

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