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Fight to save rooftop solar in California heads to state Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The fight to save California’s rooftop solar program now heads to the state Supreme Court, after it issued a rare decision to hear the appeal of a case that will determine the...

Over 240 California community organizations unite against proposed utility tax raising electricity bills for millions of working families

SACRAMENTO – Across California, more than 240 community organizations and leaders are joining together in the Stop the Big Utility Tax coalition to fight a proposal that would hike electricity bills...

300+ solar workers and supporters rally in support of solar energy and urge Sacramento to keep California a solar state

SACRAMENTO – Solar workers traveled to the state Capital on Wednesday to rally in support of solar energy, calling on lawmakers to keep California a solar state.

PG&E profits soar, fueled by struggling ratepayers’ sky-high bills

Reviled utility Pacific Gas & Electric reported a staggering surge in profits of almost 25 percent for 2023 to an outrageous $2.24 billion, at the expense of captive Californians who were forced to...

75% of California rooftop solar companies at ‘high risk’ of bankruptcy

A vast majority of California’s rooftop solar companies could go bankrupt in the coming weeks and months as a result of misguided state policy changes that have imperiled the industry, according to a...

California clean energy industry rocked with widespread jobs losses, bankruptcies, following state’s dismantling of rooftop solar program

California’s once-thriving residential solar industry is in ruins after state officials slashed rooftop solar incentives, causing thousands of job losses, said clean energy advocates and solar...

Clean energy advocates challenge in court North Carolina’s cuts to rooftop solar incentives pushed by Duke Energy

A coalition of clean energy advocates has filed an appeal with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, contending that the state’s electric utility regulators violated state law when they approved Duke...

Rooftop solar benefits for apartment buildings, schools in crosshairs of California energy regulators

California energy regulators are proposing a rooftop solar energy billing plan that, if adopted, could make it impossible for people in apartments, schools and small farms to enjoy the environmental...

EWG applauds Biden EPA’s historic $7B investment in low-income residential solar

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $7 billion Solar for All competitive grant program to help low-income communities across the U.S. install residential solar panels.

EWG applauds Biden EPA’s climate rule for power plants

In a major boost to the fight against the climate crisis, the Biden Environmental Protection Agency today proposed new rules to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. electricity sector by 2040...

By 2024, one-fourth of U.S. electricity will come from renewables: EIA

Electricity generation in the U.S. will cross a critical threshold some time this year or next, according to new government projections: One-fourth of the supply will start coming from solar, wind and...

Despite record $200 billion profit, Big Oil fights windfall taxes and fair gas price plan

The world’s largest oil companies raked in roughly $200 billion in global profits in 2022 and will likely be flush with similar returns this year, even as they fight talk of a windfall profits tax and...

Clean energy advocates urge N.C. regulators to reject Duke’s proposed rooftop solar policy changes

North Carolina regulators must reject a Duke Energy plan to impose new fees and onerous requirements on residential solar customers, says a coalition of advocacy groups. They say the plan ignores a...

California regulators’ vote to quash rooftop solar undermines Gov. Newsom’s climate goals

Golden State regulators have released their final proposed decision, the state’s monopoly utilities which will quash its wildly successful rooftop solar program. The plan will hobble solar’s growth by...

NRC would 'violate federal law' by fast-tracking PG&E bid to extend Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, groups say

On December 6, in their second letter to the Commissioners of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) within the space of three weeks, four environmental organizations once again put the NRC on...

EWG urges California to drop half-baked attack on future of home solar program

The Environmental Working Group filed comments urging California regulators to drop a harebrained proposal to wreck the state’s popular rooftop solar policy. The program gives working- and middle...

California’s latest rooftop solar proposal favors monopoly utilities over the competition – their customers

California regulators today proposed changing the state’s popular rooftop solar program largely to benefit monopoly utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric, making it more expensive for working- and...

California’s middle-income residents outpace wealthy in rooftop solar installations in 2021

Middle-income and working-class Californians represented by far the largest block of the million-plus households in the state that installed rooftop solar in 2021, according to a new Lawrence Berkeley...

Duke’s ‘clean energy plan’ for North Carolina wastes billions on dangerous, dirty and non-existent power sources

Duke Energy’s “clean energy transition” plan released this week for North Carolina doubles down on the utility’s billion-dollar addiction to costly, flawed nuclear and fossil fuel power and ignores...

Are California regulators waiting to crush rooftop solar until after the election?

Fearing voter backlash, California regulators may hold off issuing their proposed decision on a utility proposal to stifle the state’s rooftop solar program until after the November election...
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