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Pacific Gas and Electric Company receives permission to offer customers solar electricity choice

Scheme allows customers to spend more in order to receive renewables-sourced electricity.

Malaysian government reaffirms renewables research support in 'Smart Villages' project

Announcements arrives amid international cooperation on off-grid technology

Pakistan issues guidelines and tariffs for solar

Government introduces raft of guidelines and tariffs on energy fed into the grid.

Greece applies generous net-metering

The Greek government has introduced legislation to facilitate net metering for solar PV arrays. To reward the PV sector for the delay in the policy, Greece has designed a generous net-metering scheme allowing installations up to 500 KW. Is the new law able to kick-start the idle Greek PV sector?

Shared renewables programs move towards reality in California

Under the rules set by California regulators the state’s three large private utilities will put online 600 MW, with PG&E and SCE to take around 270 MW each.

Hemlock to close Tennessee polysilicon site

Hemlock Semiconductor majority owner Dow Corning has decided to abandon the never-opened polysilicon facility in Clarksville, citing price pressures and Chinese tariffs. 50 employees will be affected.

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South Carolina moves towards net metering

A deal reached between solar advocates, environmentalists and utilities is set to make South Carolina the 44th U.S. state to implement the policy.

Austin, Texas plans for at least 950 MW of solar PV by 2025

The city of Austin has ramped up the clean energy goals for its municipal utility, in an ambitious energy plan which includes procurement of energy storage and shutting down older fossil fuel plants.

Americans support renewable energy as a solution to Climate Change, but priority is low

Munich Re’s survey finds that Americans accept that Climate Change is occurring and support renewable energy, but are more concerned about political and economic instability.

The US Interior Department rejects its first solar project

The agency has rejected Iberdrola’s application for a 200 MW solar PV project in Southern California. This makes the first denial of a renewable energy project since 2010.

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