NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 4: The Climate Issue And The 2020 Election; The Fight For Solar Right Now


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    Monday, February 04, 2019

    QUICK NEWS, February 4: The Climate Issue And The 2020 Election; The Fight For Solar Right Now

    The Climate Issue And The 2020 Election Climate change 2020: can the Democrats make it an election issue? Several hopefuls are embracing the effort for a Green New Deal – but success will require overcoming legislative hurdles

    Emily Holden and David Smith, 3 February 2019 (UK Guardian)

    “…[Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, a grassroots environmental and social justice group wants to do [job-creating things for out-of-work coal miners] like insulate old camp homes and use the energy savings to pay the costs…[It could form the backbone of the Green New Deal to remake the national economy and fight climate change] that more and more Democrats are supporting…The concept has the backing of the 2020 presidential contenders Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren and the likely candidate Bernie Sanders…

    The New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts senator Ed Markey will soon roll out a brief outline…A Green New Deal will aim to spur jobs and tackle inequity. It will aim to help people of color and indigenous communities…[M]ost importantly, people involved say, the document will push candidates for the White House to explain what they plan to do about climate change…[E]nvironmental groups, unions and climate justice advocates have been laying out their thoughts on what a Green New Deal should include…[The significant legislative challenge will be getting all the groups involved to] agree on the best way forward…” click here for more

    The Fight For Solar Right Now The 50 States of Solar Report: 47 States and DC Took 264 Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design Actions During 2018

    January 31, 2019 (North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center)

    “…[The 2018 annual review and Q4 update edition of The 50 States of Solar reports] that 47 states and the District of Columbia took some type of distributed solar policy action during 2018…[with] the greatest number of actions relating to residential fixed charge increases, net metering policies, and community solar policies…ten of the top distributed solar policy trends…[included:] Compensation frameworks and program designs growing increasingly complex…States expanding opportunities for low-income customer participation in community solar programs…Policymakers and regulators authorizing solar-plus-storage net metering…

    …[They also include:] Regulators approving residential demand charges for distributed solar customers…Companies seeking clarity on solar leasing legality…Requests to significantly increase residential fixed charges slowing…Solar policies being addressed within the broader scope of grid modernization…Mixed decisions on separate customer classes for distributed generation customers…States and utilities increasing rate options for customer-generators; and…States exploring the locational value of distributed generation…[Even more activity is expected] in 2019, as some states consider increasingly intricate policy designs…” click here for more


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