Getting this wrong is not an option; and if recent history is any indication, we can’t expect Congress to get it right on its own. Read more >
January 26, 2018 2:31 PM EDT
January 24, 2018 9:48 AM EDT
Yesterday President Trump imposed a new tariff on imported solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. More than 80% of all US solar installations rely on foreign solar modules, mostly from Asia. The intent of President Trump’s tariff is purportedly to give made-in-the-U.S.A solar panels a boost and support U.S. solar manufacturers. The problem is, of the approximately 260,000 solar jobs in the country, only about 8,000 are in manufacturing. So increasing the cost of solar panels for the majority of U.S. solar companies will have a negative impact on workers that install, operate, and repair solar equipment. Read more >
January 12, 2018 2:25 PM EDT
The NAACP is launching a civil rights economic and environmental justice initiative to connect 30+ communities of color and low income communities across the nation with solar energy infrastructure for homes and community centers, as well as skills training for solar jobs, all supported by strengthened solar equity policies. Read more >
January 9, 2018 5:00 PM EDT
With the Trump administration undermining federal action to address climate change, states like Oregon are stepping up to protect the planet for future generations.
January 9, 2018 4:21 PM EDT
The Trump Administration got a punch in the nose trying to overthrow energy markets and deprive consumers of the savings created by lower cost, competitive energy supplies. All five Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners, four of them appointed by Donald Trump, rejected an open-ended bailout proposed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry.