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Renewable Energy Solutions. Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Please visit our new website at The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance explores and advances public policies and financial mechanisms leading to an energy future that protects the environment in an economically sensible way.

Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance

Specifically, the center aims to: Renewable Funding. Cisco DeVries - President & CEO While serving as Chief of Staff to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, Cisco DeVries innovated the concept of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), which was named one of the top 20 “world-changing” ideas by Scientific American magazine in 2009.

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Renewable + Law : Renewable Energy Lawyer & Attorneys : Stoel Rives Law Firm : Climate Change, Emissions, Carbon Markets, Wind, Solar, Biofuels : Western United States. Nevada Fast-Track Renewable Energy Projects. Fast Facts about Renewable Energy Projects The companies proposing these projects have demonstrated to BLM that they have made sufficient progress to formally start the environmental review and public participation process.

Nevada Fast-Track Renewable Energy Projects

All renewable energy projects proposed for BLM-managed lands receive full environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Protection Act. BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT- Jersey Valley (Ormat Technologies, Inc.) Fast Facts • The project would occupy approximately 62.7 acres of public land 50 miles southeast of Battle Mountain, Nevada. • The project would produce a maximum of 30 megawatts of electricity. • The project would supply energy to the Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPCo) electrical transmission system. • Ormat Technologies, Inc., is a renewable energy company with headquarters in Reno, NV, that serves the United States, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and New Zealand. BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT - McGinness Hills (Ormat Technologies, Inc.)

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Corporate Accountability. Home » Getting Startedtop The new BSR issue brief is an Overview of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Corporate Accountability

Keywords: corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility, business and social responsibility, business and human rights, corporate citizenship, corporate accountability, sustainability, ethical corporation, environmental responsibility, and international business enterprises - social aspects. UN keywords: transnational corporations, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, standards of conduct. Issues related to corporate responsibility: business ethics, community investment, environment, corporate governance, human rights, marketplace and workplace. Basic Environmental Law Resources. Home » This Research Guide focuses on resources for starting out on legal research about environmental law, and for finding technical or scientific literature that may be relevant to research on environmental law and policy.

Basic Environmental Law Resources

The guide focuses on print and online subscription resources available at the BerkeleyLaw Library, and also mentions some freely available Internet resources. Getting Startedtop Introductory Texts.

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Admin Law. Legislative History. Stefano's Solar Powered Pizza. Video. My Allrecipes Home - Allrecipes. Securities Memo by Stoel Rives LLP — Community Renewable Energy. MAPS! Pathfinder. Law School. State-Specific. CQ Weekly. Solar Links. States Advancing Solar. An Analysis of the Effects of Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Home Sales Prices in California by Ben Hoen, Ryan Wiser, Peter Cappers, and Mark Thayer, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, LBNL New research by the U.S.

States Advancing Solar

Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds strong evidence that homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sell for a premium over homes without solar systems.”We find compelling evidence that solar PV systems in California have boosted home sales prices,” says Ben Hoen, the lead researcher on the study and a Principal Research Associate at Berkeley Lab. This report was also funded with support from CESA. LBNL-4476E. Download the Full Report File Format: PDF File Source: LBNL Download the Research Report Summary File Format: PDF File Source: LBNL The Solarize Guidebook: A Community Guide to Collective Purchasing of Residential PV Systems.

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. NARUC Commissioner Lead: Commissioner Rebecca Wagner (NV PSC) NARUC Committee: Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment Project Summary: NARUC is in the last year of a three year cooperative agreement with DOE to take on a project to engage a workgroup of commissioners and staff to explore rate designs, incentive structures, RPS, and other issues that relate to the deployment of solar energy in the United States.

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Innovation by Public-Sector Solar Programs in the US – A Sampling of Approaches. Browse by topic: This webinar will highlight some of the innovative policies and programs being employed across the country by states and utilities to support the rapid acceleration of solar deployment in the U.S.

Innovation by Public-Sector Solar Programs in the US – A Sampling of Approaches

This webinar will provide an overview of a variety of solar incentives and financing approaches, such as feed-in tariffs, solar RECs, and community-based programs for bulk purchases. Mark Sinclair, CESA Executive Director, will be the host. There will be time alotted for Q&A for the participants. Law - Contact Us. BusinessGreen - news, comment and analysis for the low carbon economy.

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A National Survey of State Policies and Practices for the Evaluation of Ratepayer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs. This report presents the results of a comprehensive national survey of state approaches to the evaluation of utility energy efficiency programs.

A National Survey of State Policies and Practices for the Evaluation of Ratepayer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs

A total of 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, were found to have formally authorized ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in place, and those 45 jurisdictions constitute the population examined in this study. Because the U.S. electric system places responsibility for the regulation of retail utilities with the individual states, observers have noted a great deal of inconsistency among states in terms of how they handle the issue of the evaluation of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs. This has led some to call for the establishment of a “national standard” for energy efficiency program evaluation.

One of the prime objectives of this study was to better inform that discussion by providing data to document the actual situation regarding energy efficiency program evaluation in the states. State Energy Efficiency Policy. Minimum efficiency standards for residential appliances and lighting have been one of the most successful policies used by states and the federal government to save energy.

State Energy Efficiency Policy

Appliance efficiency standards prohibit the production and import or sale... The value of energy efficiency in properly implemented construction standards is universally recognized as the easiest and most cost-effective way to help consumers save energy and money, make housing more affordable, and reduce air pollution.

All... Financial incentives are an important instrument for spurring investment in energy efficient technologies and services. The incorporation of a financial incentive can make energy efficiency investments more alluring for private and public entities... Distributed generation, also called on-site generation or decentralized generation, is the term for generation of electricity from sources that are near the point of consumption, as opposed to centralized generation sources such as large utility-... State Technical Assistance Toolkit.

Beginning of a Groundswell: Role of Energy Clubs in Energy Innovation Challenges. 23 energy clubs (out of around 70 energy clubs total) shared a little bit about themselves with us this morning at the Student Program. “No one at the federal government will turn down a student,” says Shannon Yee, the first ARPA-E fellow and current PhD candidate at Berkeley. Contact fed representatives to come speak at your energy club! Young Professionals in Energy - Energy Organizations and Young Professional Network. Motivation and Self Improvement.


Conferences. ALR. Energy Efficiency. Polysilicon 2012-2016: Supply, Demand & Implications for the Global PV Industry - GTM Research. In Share 8 January 18, 2012 | Brett Prior | Carolyn Campbell The global polysilicon industry will undergo a major shakeout over the next two years, as the feedstock's epic 2011 price declines will continue through 2013.

With new entrants bringing capacity online and incumbent suppliers fulfilling expansion plans fomented in the PV demand boom of yesterday, global polysilicon capacity is forecasted to double by 2013 over 2010 levels. In today's market of waning PV demand, this over-supply has already begun to open significant gaps in production scale and therefore cost structure between industry leaders and an increasingly marginalized group of new entrants. At over 230 pages, GTM Research's report on the global polysilicon market is a comprehensive analysis of the technologies, strategies and economic roadmap for the industry. Note: Company names excluded; to see complete supply stack, purchase report above. Distribution Automation 2012-2016: Technologies and Strategies for a Digital Grid - GTM Research. In Share 2 January 24, 2012 | Ben Kellison With utilities investing a significant amount of capital into infrastructure, communications, and software for the distribution grid, GTM Research publishes an in-depth analysis on the requirements, technologies and strategies that are ushering in the new age of distribution automation (DA).

Electricity's new mantra: Use it AND lose it. It’s a strange thing to expect a business to try and sell less of what it traffics in, but that’s precisely what energy-efficiency standards focused on utilities aim to do. What’s more, utility companies are becoming very good at selling less of their top product: electricity. But consumers are the ones paying for that privilege. A new study from the Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Efficiency, for instance, finds that electricity efficiency programs in the US in 2010 saved enough energy to power nearly 10 million homes for a year.

Grid Unlocked » Electricity: Use It and Lose It. Deploying Large-Scale Solar on Marginal Agricultural Land: A New Berkeley / UCLA White Paper. World’s Tallest CSP Solar Power Tower Completed. Solar is Ready for Prime Time in New York. Untitled. CPUC agrees to PG&E smart meter opt-out plan – angry meter opponents don't. By Doug Peeples SGN News Editor In the best of all possible worlds, the California Public Utilities Commission decision today to approve Pacific Gas & Electric's smart meter opt-out plan for customers who don't want them would be the end of the story.

But it's incredibly unlikely to turn out that way. While PG&E's plan gives smart meter opponents the option of getting their analog meters back, it's going to cost them: a $75 upfront fee and a monthly charge of $10 and for low income customers, a $10 up front fee and $5 a month. After what the San Jose Mercury News described as a "raucous" commission meeting in which the proposal was approved, one woman was quoted as screaming, "This is a crime against humanity! " Smart meter opponents from Maine to California have long contended that the meters are health, privacy and safety hazards.

Commissioner Mark Ferron said before casting his vote that the decision provides a fair balance. Bloomberg Law - Document - Bloomberg LawNotes, Dodd-Frank Act, SEC Page. Energy & Environment. Severin Borenstein, Director, UC Energy Institute | 4/9/14 | You know this already, but let’s review: Climate change is a global emissions problem. California produces about 1% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next few decades, the majority of emissions will come from developing countries. Energy & Environment: What’s on your mind? Utility Scale Solar : Greentech Media. Renewable Energy Project Finance in the U.S.: 2010-2013 Overview and Future Outlook. Abound Solar and the Curse of the DOE Loan Guarantee. A few months ago, we published an article that asked, "What is Really Happening at Abound Solar?

" We've just learned the bad news -- and maybe some good news.

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