News Feed by Topic: Solar Power

SELC fights back against Dominion limits on clean energy access in VA

As Dominion Energy continues to try reducing access to renewable energy from other providers, SELC weighed in against their latest attempt to expand their monopoly. The question before the Virginia Supreme Court concerns the very... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Solar power

Central Georgia EMC removes punitive charge against solar customers

Following months of advocacy by SELC, the Georgia Solar Energy Association and Vote Solar, the Central Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative recently decided to remove a punitive charge it had imposed on customers with solar ins... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Solar power

Corporate demand for clean renewable energy stymied by TVA policies

As Tennessee’s renewable energy economy experiences great growth, the roadblocks to continuing that growth trajectory are looming large, especially as manufacturing and other industries increasingly demand more access to clean ren... Read More »

State: Tennessee   Filed Under: Solar power

S.C. must fix flawed utility process and pursue solar to meet state’s power demands

The financial meltdown rippling from the failed V.C. Summer nuclear power station must spark changes in the way regulators consider new utility projects, according to SELC attorneys. At the same time, the attorneys say, South Car... Read More »

State: South Carolina   Filed Under: Energy, Energy efficiency, Solar power

DOE report pushes coal despite finding no grid issues with renewable energy

After months of anticipation, and following a leaked draft, today the Department of Energy released its report on the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid. Debunking Secretary Rick Perry’s controversial memo requesting th... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy, Solar power

SELC op-ed: Utility roadblocks are the South’s real solar eclipse

As our region and country experience today's solar eclipse, Senior Attorney Katie Ottenweller weighs in with a reminder of the key role the sun's power plays in securing a clean energy future for the Southeast. An excerpt from her... Read More »

Filed Under: Solar power

Dominion plans put profits ahead of public necessity

Expert analysis filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission today reveals that Dominion Energy customers will end up paying between $1.6 to 2.3 billion in unneeded costs if Dominion builds the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Energy, Natural gas, Solar power

Leaked draft of DOE’s power report finds grid more reliable than ever

A leaked draft report from the Department of Energy on the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid began circulating recently. The report was requested by DOE Secretary Rick Perry in April in a memo that claimed regulatory bu... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy, Solar power

Fact-checking DOE Secretary Rick Perry’s renewable energy inquiry

At the request of Secretary Rick Perry, the Department of Energy is slated to release an analysis this month looking at the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid. But, rather than acknowledging changing market forces, the r... Read More »

Filed Under: Federal policy, Solar power, Wind power

Atlanta commits to using 100 percent clean energy

With a recent city council vote, Atlanta became the first major city in the Southeast to start the conversion to all renewable energy sources. The vote falls in line with a nationwide trend where cities are leading the clean ener... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Energy efficiency, Solar power

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