California May Face Similar Utility Crisis that Caused Gray Davis Recall

By: Chriss W. Street |

California ranks third in the U.S., behind Hawaii and New Jersey, with 1.1% of statewide electrical power production being generated by customer-sited solar panels. The driving force behind this growth has been the 30% federal investment tax credit, plus incentives to meet Governor Jerry Brown’s California Renewables Portfolio Standard, […]

2015-05-07T15:32:48-05:00September 30th, 2014|California Market|

Law extends tax break for New York City residents installing solar panels

By: Associated Press |

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law to extend property tax breaks for installing electricity-generating solar panels on New York City buildings.

Assembly member Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat and sponsor, says the action extends the existing incentive program to 2017, doubles the possible tax break and helps promote a green […]

2015-05-07T15:32:48-05:00September 29th, 2014|New York Market|

Texas PUC rejects CenterPoint appeal of ERCOT transmission line ruling

By: Kassia Micek |

The Texas Public Utility Commission on Friday dismissed CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric’s appeal of an Electric Reliability Council of Texas ruling that denied the company sole authority over a proposed $590 million transmission project.

In a complaint filed with the PUC in May, CenterPoint argued that ERCOT staff violated the grid […]

2015-05-07T15:44:09-05:00September 29th, 2014|Texas Market|