Policy for Solar Energy News

In this news category, we make you acquainted with global solar energy policies. Solar industry development in different countries is much dependent on local policies. Find out how governments support transfer to green energy, what subsidies and incentive programs they offer. We collect good practices of solar policies from all over the globe.

EU Closes China Solar Probe Amid Firm Withdrawals
EU closes probes into Chinese bids for Romanian solar park as companies withdraw, citing commitment to EU climate goals. Controversy over subsidy regulation enforcement continues.
May 14, 2024 // Policy, Europe
EU Probes Chinese Solar Firms: Subsidy Law Test
EU probes Chinese firms in bid for Romanian solar park to prevent unfair competition. Concerns over state support and impact on clean tech industries.
Apr 4, 2024 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, China, Europe, Asia
Swing States Reap Benefits of $114B Clean-Tech Investment
Clean-tech investments surge in swing states following Inflation Reduction Act, shaping presidential election debate on climate policy and economic growth.
Apr 3, 2024 // Policy, USA, North America, Joe Biden
California Takes Step Forward to 100% Renewables
California leads the way to a greener future Governor Gavin Newsom signed a slate of clean energy bills to install highway solar, increase efficiency, tap into wave energy, and fund transportation for the next decade - an ambitious plan to achieve 100% clean energy.
Oct 10, 2023 // Policy, California, USA, North America, Gavin Newsom
Solar power UK hails phones call to speed up solar connections
Environmental Audit Committee warns "dark cloud of hold-ups" can hinder the UK solar sector
May 5, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, UK, Europe, Chris Hewett
New renewables law in Serbia limits connection capacity to keep grid stable
The new Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources is coming into force. Minister of Mining and also Energy of Serbia Dubravka Đedović said the new framework enables auctions for electricity from new capacities.
May 1, 2023 // Policy, Europe, Serbia
Biden Threatens to Veto Bill to Lift Moratorium on Solar Tariffs
President Joe Biden is threatening to veto regulations that would re-instate tariffs as high as 254% on photovoltaic panels imported from Southeast Asia, the White House stated Monday.
Apr 25, 2023 // Tariffs, Policy, USA, North America, Joe Biden
Maryland bill to permanently expand community solar awaits governor's signature
Maryland State Delegate Luke Clippinger (D-Baltimore City) revealed the passage of HB 908 on April 11, which, once signed into law by Gov. Wes Moore, will expand access to clean, dependable as well as affordable solar power for all Marylanders.
Apr 19, 2023 // Policy, USA, North America, Delegate Clippinger
Bipartisan Michigan legislators present community solar-enabling legislation
Michigan residents and businesses can decrease their utility expenses, enhance the state's energy grid, and also join Michigan's growing solar economic climate under bipartisan legislation introduced on March 7 by state Senators Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and also Ed McBroom (R-Waucedah Township).
Mar 8, 2023 // Policy, USA, Michigan, North America
Russian Aluminum Imports Sanctioned With 200% Tariff by The US
President Joe Biden signed a proclamation to impose a 200% tariff on aluminum imports from Russia, citing threats to national security. This tariff will affect solar panel frames, racking, and structural mounts used in photovoltaic arrays.
Feb 28, 2023 // Tariffs, Policy, USA, Aluminum, North America, Joe Biden
Maryland bill would certainly boost residential rooftop solar grants
On Feb. 16, a coalition of rooftop solar advocates, workforce development groups, power equity champions and also renewable energy business launched a campaign to promote for regulations that would make solar power more easily accessible and also economical for all Marylanders.
Feb 16, 2023 // Residential, Policy, Rooftop PV, USA, North America, Maryland Rooftop Solar Coalition, Brian Feldman, Lily Qi
More Than 100K Jobs In Clean Energy Announced Since US Adopted Climate Law - Study
Since the Inflation Reduction Act became law in August 2020, companies have announced more than 100,000 clean energy jobs in the US, according to an analysis by the nonprofit advocacy group Climate Power. The law provides billions of dollars in tax credits and other incentives to develop green industries.
Feb 7, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, North America, Joe Biden
IFC to Help Kyrgyzstan Develop Renewable Projects Through PPP Model
Concerning 100-150 MW of grid-connected solar energy will be attached through the partnership. IFC will certainly advise Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Kyrgyzstan, on structuring a public-private partnership (PPP) to mobilize economic sector experience and capital to construct and run a pilot solar plant.
Jan 19, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, Asia, world bank, international finance corporation, ifc, Solar Project, Kyrgyzstan, Muneer Ferozie, Taalaibek Ibraev
Iran Aims To Get International Solar Alliance Membership
Currently, the share of renewables in Iran's power generation is only a little over 1.1%. According to the Ministry of Energy, solar power plants have an annual production of 455.28 megawatts as well as a share of a little over 50 percent of renewable power. Wind power plants, on the other hand, have a share of 34.31%.
Jan 9, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, Asia, North America, Iran, wind power plants, solar power plants, Renewable Electricity, Antigua and Barbuda, Solar Farms, international solar alliance, installed capacity, Sixth Development Plan
France to Vote on Landmark Renewable Energy Acceleration Bill Tomorrow
Formerly, the French Senate included amendments to also consist of mayors and national heritage commission, granting them veto rights concerning wind projects while also enforcing high minimum distance from shore requirements for the set up of offshore wind farms.
Jan 9, 2023 // Policy, France, Europe, European Union, Wind Energy, solar farm, windeurope, wind farm, Amendments to RE Acceleration Bill, French Senate, Gas imports, National Assembly, Renewable Energy Acceleration Bill