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BREAKING: SEIA expected to name Abigail Hopper as new CEO

The reported choice to lead SEIA served as the head of the Maryland Energy Association and was an energy advisor to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, during whose administration Maryland developed a progressive solar policy.

Alberta reveals plans to build 5 GW of renewables

The government of the western Canadian province has vowed to “set clear timelines” to develop solar and wind projects, so renewable energy accounts for 30% of the provincial energy mix by 2030.

Canadian government to go 100% renewable by 2025

All federal government buildings will source their electricity from renewable energy sources within the next eight years.

Japan's JRE to invest in 100MW of PV

Japan Renewable Energy (JRE), a Tokyo-based renewables investor backed by Goldman Sachs, has announced plans to invest an undisclosed sum in the development of two solar projects in the southern part of Fukushima prefecture.


Obama announces new support for clean energy

U.S. President Obama has announced a number of actions to support solar and other forms of clean energy including new funding for loan guarantees, federal support for PACE and more solar on military homes.

EU doubles duty levels on solar glass from China

The European Commission has sharply raised duties on imports of solar glass from China, ruling that producers had absorbed previous anti-dumping and CVD penalties into their prices.

Lighting Africa expands into Nigeria

World Bank and IFC-backed program expands to increase energy access for millions in the African nation.

MNRE invites solar policy comments

Government department launches draft policy on web and asks for opinion by 1 March.

Obama seeks to extend ITC permanently

Presidential bid to extend 30% solar investment tax permanently, prompting SEIA to applaud decision, calling it a ‘major investment in America’s future’.

DEWA releases first set of standards for panel installations

Move follows passing of December resolution and ties in with Smart Dubai initiative.

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