Policy


Policy and energy issues are closely linked. We realize that you are spending your time running your business day to day. Our goal with these articles is to keep you most up to date about policies that will impact your business.

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New Free Course: Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing

PACE financing (property assessed clean energy financing) is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades, disaster resiliency improvements, water conservation measures, or renewable energy upgrades to buildings through property taxes.

This free 12-minute lecture: “Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing” is for contractors (large and small), the sustainability community, and anyone looking for a new way […]

Driving Down Solar Costs: A 70% Reduction in 5 Years

Launched by the Department of Energy in February 2011, the SunShot Initiative was designed to make solar energy cost-competitive by 2020. In 2010, the cost of one solar watt was $3.80. The SunShot project was attempting to reduce solar costs to $1 per watt or $0.06 per kilowatt-hour, an almost 75% decrease in the 2010 cost. Many perceived […]

62 Million People (& Counting!) Living in Places with 100% Renewable Energy Targets

The idea of communities, cities, states, or countries being powered by 100% renewable energy used to be perceived as fantasy. Enter the Go 100% Renewable Energy Project, which aims to perpetuate the clean energy movement by creating a revolutionary online platform that showcases real-time 100% renewable energy progress. So far, the project has mapped 8 countries, […]

Solar Power Ubiquity Through Training and Installing: GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is a national 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that facilitates solar power implementation and energy efficiency projects between community partners, volunteers and job trainees. Since it’s beginning in 2001, GRID Alternatives has installed over 24 megawatts of clean power, provided almost $200 million in lifetime electricity cost savings, and trained 27,000 people in solar installation. Learn more […]

What’s Going On With Global Renewable Energy Investment?

From a macro perspective, renewable energy technologies seem to be a relatively safe bet for investors…
2015 hit a world record for global renewables investment despite challenging conditions, solar and wind have been deemed “unstoppable,”1  jobs in this sector seem to be skyrocketing, and for the first time ever the majority of new global generating capacity […]