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Solar Day at the Capitol
ISETA will host 2017's Solar Day at the Capitol on Thursday, January 12. The day begins with a breakfast at 7AM and continues at 10AM with remarks by leaders in the solar industry and policy makers. Both will take place in the Capitol Rotunda. Visitors will have a chance to talk with policy makers about the great benefits of solar in Iowa. All are welcome!
 
The Iowa Energy Plan
The plan, led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Department of Transportation, will establish priorities and guide decision-making statewide for evaluating current and future energy supply and demand, explore energy policies and programs, and recognize developing challenges and opportunities.
Additional information about the plan, its goals and details about the six public forums that will be held across Iowa in late March and early April are available on the Iowa Environmental Council's blog

Iowa Environmental Council's blog

 
Six public forums have been scheduled across the state in March and April to provide more info on the plan's development process and solicit suggestions and feedback.The forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the team developing the plan and share your thoughts on Iowa's energy future. Public input is critical for the plan and will help determine its direction. Comments can also be submitted online through June 30, 2016. These may be submitted via the Iowa Energy Plan website at

http://www.iowaenergyplan.org/contact.html

 

 

 

 Solar Energy News

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:34:00 GMT
Solar, News
Imposing Solar Tariffs May Cost US Taxpayers $1.23 Billion

Imposing tariffs on solar components imported into the U.S. will drive up prices for solar developers. It could also cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $1.23 billion.

 


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:05:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
10 US Electricity Service Providers Take Next Step Toward RTO Membership

A coalition of 10 electricity service providers serving the U.S. Rocky Mountain region said they will begin negotiations for membership in the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organization.


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:23:00 GMT
SolarFeatured, Opinion & Commentary, Solar, Editor’s Picks
India Solar — Unboxing Valuation

Some really interesting developments are taking place in the Indian solar space. Module prices are hardening and there is talk of Discoms reneging on previous high tariff power purchase agreements (PPA) in light of declining tariffs, while developers are reportedly seeking to exit low tariff commitments in light of rising module prices. It’s all happening there! 


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:14:00 GMT
Solar, News
Former US Defense Energy Professionals Urge ITC to Consider Energy Security in Solar Trade Case

In a letter today to U.S. International Trade Commission Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, a group of veterans and former defense energy professionals urged the ITC to consider carefully U.S. Department of Defense energy security and resiliency efforts before making a decision this week in the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:56:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy

Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT
News, Solar
International Trade Commissioners Find Injury in Section 201 Solar Trade Case in 4-0 Vote

On September 22, 2017, the International Trade Commission ruled that injury has been caused to Suniva and SolarWorld by solar module imports from oversees in the historic section 201 trade case. Bracewell Policy Resolution Group Energy Expert, Frank Maisano who is also a spokesperson for the Energy Trade Action Coalition expains what happens next.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:29:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary
Listen Up: Roof Attachment Products for Solar — Key Considerations

With much higher volume manufacturing, prices for solar panels have come down tremendously over the past 20 years — from about $1,000 each to less than $200. But solar panels are still very time consuming to install on a roof in a way that will last 25+ years without leaks. The majority of this rooftop work is on the flashings, roof hooks, and special roof mount components.


Wind Energy News

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:05:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
10 US Electricity Service Providers Take Next Step Toward RTO Membership

A coalition of 10 electricity service providers serving the U.S. Rocky Mountain region said they will begin negotiations for membership in the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organization.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:56:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy

Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:08:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
Change in New Jersey Leadership Could Help the State Fulfill Its Offshore Wind Potential — And Then Some

Despite its legislation calling for mechanisms to support offshore wind development, New Jersey has yet to realize that promise, but that could change this fall with the election of a new governor.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:49:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
Staying Safe on the Job: Fall Protection in Renewable Energy Demands Planning and Training

Technicians who put their lives on the line by working on tall towers in remote locations need more than just top-quality safety gear and information about how to use it. They also need a plan for what happens if the unthinkable occurs.


Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:05:00 GMT
Commentary, Wind Power, News, imported
After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act

Another big hurricane, another temporary waiver of the Jones Act -- the 1920 law mandating that goods and passengers shipped between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flagged ships, constructed primarily in the U.S., owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by them or by U.S. legal permanent residents.


Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Cyclone Forces Evacuation of Husum Wind Attendees — But the Show Goes On

The cyclone forced the 650+ exhibitors and all attendees in the lightweight exhibition to leave the exhibit hall as wind gusts of up to 140 km/h [87 miles per hour] swept through the north-western part of the country.


Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:58:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Storage, Solar
Is the DOE Really in Love with all of the Above?

Is it going out on a limb to say this part is saying “renewables should not get special treatment above other sources?” The DOE report went on to point out that variable resources require baseload generation as a frequency smoothing backup while the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining.

 


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