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Virtual Net Metering Policy Background and Tariff Summary Report

The Virtual Net Metering Market Development Plan is one of 15 projects that make up the United States Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Market Pathways Program, which aims to bolster solar adoption throughout the United States.

  June 2015
 

AB 2188: Streamlining Solar Permitting in Your City Webinar

Webinar on implementing California's recently enacted AB 2188 that requires local governments to adopt ordinances creating streamlined permitting processes for small residential rooftop solar systems by September 30, 2015.

  June 2015
 

Unfrozen Assets: Alaska and Climate Change Blog

Eyewitness to the impacts of global warming.

  June 2015
 

Santa Barbara County's Zero Net Energy Facilities Resolution Case Study

The County of Santa Barbara’s Zero Net Energy Facilities Resolution sets an interim target for 50% of new county-owned facilities beginning design after 2020 to be ZNE and requires that all new facilities and major renovations beginning design after 2025 will be ZNE.

  June 2015
 

Community Solar in California Report

This report provides an overview of community solar policies and programs in California.

  June 2015
 

Chula Vista's Sustainable Communities Program Case Study

The City of Chula Vista’s Sustainable Communities Program provides resources to stakeholders such as developers, contractors and permit applicants to improve compliance with energy efficiency and green building codes and to promote construction of sustainable buildings.

  June 2015
 

Lancaster's Zero Net Energy Goal Case Study

In 2011, the City of Lancaster set a goal to become the first net-zero energy city, defined as producing or procuring more electricity within city limits from renewable sources than is consumed.

  June 2015
 

Expedited Solar PV Permitting Toolkit Documents

The Guidebook offers standardized documents that serve as templates for creating uniform and expedited permitting for small-scale solar PV.

  May 2015
 

Expedited Solar Thermal Permitting Toolkit Documents

The Guidebook offers standardized documents that serve as templates for creating uniform and expedited permitting for small-scale solar thermal.

  May 2015
 

Boosting Renewable Energy Will Improve Our National Security Blog

Diversifying our energy sources, however, isn’t just about creating jobs, investing in innovation or slowing climate change. It’s really about keeping our industries, businesses and families safe.

  April 2015
 

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