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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senator wants to encourage utilities to invest in storage

The bill would set targets for energy storage to meet growing demand and encourage the integration of renewable energy, including solar and wind generation. Under the legislation, most state-regulated utilities by the end of 2024 would be required to have enough energy storage available on their system to provide at least 2 percent of the maximum power level they deliver ...

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MAY 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Committee OKs bill resolving fight between solar, NV Energy

(AP) — A legislative committee has approved a bill that aims to resolve a fight between rapidly growing rooftop solar installation companies and NV Energy. Rooftop solar companies have been protesting the state's 3 percent cap on net metering, which allows people with solar installations at their homes to send excess energy back to the utility company for a bill ...

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MAY 24, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Light on NC solar industry focused on ending preferences

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's rapidly-growing solar industry has an unwanted spotlight upon it from a cadre of fiscal conservatives at the General Assembly fixed on ending its preferential tax and energy policy treatments. Millis and like-minded Republicans are in a full-court press this year to freeze portions of a 2007 law that are raising over time the percentage ...

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MAY 22, 2015 - Forbes

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Warning Signs For Energy Technology Investors: 1) Ink Versus Gold

This post begins a series intended to help investors (and policy-makers) understand when an energy technology company is being overhyped, as apparently Hanergy Solar was. Cleantech advocates always try to downplay failures like that of Solyndra as not telling us much about the industry more generally, but they ignore the [...]

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MAY 21, 2015 - Forbes

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We Need To Support All Types Of Solar: Utility-Scale, Rooftop, Community, And More

Solar energy is booming – and you needn’t look further for proof of its success than Brian H. Potts’ recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. When a utility lawyer like Potts is arguing for what type of solar energy our country should be investing in –utility-owned, large-scale solar versus customer-owned, rooftop – you [...]

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