SEPA: US community solar doubled in 2017

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) noted that community solar within the United States doubled between 2016 and 2017 – surging from 347MW to 743MW.

Apple hits 100% renewables goal

Just a few days after Google announced that it had officially hit its 100% renewable energy goal, rival tech giant Apple has now made the same claim.

US solar jobs grew 25% year-on-year in 2016

The US solar job force had a year of exponential growth in 2016, increasing 25% year-on-year and constituting one in every 50 new US jobs, according to new analysis by the Solar Job Census.

Hawaiian Electric Utilities plan new renewable project RfPs

Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) utilities Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light have asked the Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to issue new requests for proposals (RfP) of renewable energy, in line with the islands’ new Power Supply Improvement Plan.

The run-on effects of Florida passing Amendment 1

As Election Day inches closer, the prospect of ballot measure Amendment 1 becoming a bona fide constitutional amendment in Florida becomes even more pressing. In a press conference this week, former Florida governor and US senator Bob Graham detailed the shocking ramifications that the measure would have if it passed on 8 November.