Monthly Archives: April 2012

Massachusetts Program Targets Solar Development in Local Communities

Seventeen Massachusetts communities have been selected to participate in the 2012 Solarize Mass Program, which helps residents and business owners adopt solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. The program aims to assist the state in reaching Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s goal of installing 250 megawatts (MW) of solar power by 2017, said an April 12 press release from the Massachusetts Executive office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Continue reading

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Amid Rising Challenges to State Clean-Energy Mandates, Delaware Lawmakers Reject Effort to Freeze RPS

Last week, Delaware became the latest state to consider legislation challenging its clean-energy mandate, but a House panel overwhelmingly voted to let the bill die after hearing testimony on March 29.

Delaware’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that electricity suppliers obtain 25 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2025, but the legislation, HB 247, would have frozen that mandate at its current level of 8.5 percent. Continue reading