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Designing Distributed Generation Tariffs Well: Ensuring Fair Compensation in a Time of Transition

Installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than tripled in the past three years, and industry analysts forecast that PV capacity will double from current levels within two years. The growth in PV capacity–driven by decreasing costs, improving performance, increasing consumer preference for clean energy resources, and a favorable policy environment in many states–is part of…

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Building Energy Benchmarking Gains Momentum with NASUCA Resolution

The National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) unanimously passed a resolution in support of providing multifamily building owners with access to whole-building energy data. The resolution contains a provision to protect the privacy of individual tenants. NASUCA also called on regulators and utilities to consider comprehensive energy benchmarking policies, including electronic access to data. The…

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Market Reforms Needed to Realize America’s Clean Energy Potential

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Renewable Electricity Futures Study demonstrates that it is feasible to supply 80 percent of America’s power from renewable resources in 2050. Although the nation’s electricity system is already moving in this direction with increasing levels of wind and solar energy, the transformation is far from guaranteed. America’s Power Plan builds on NREL’s…