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State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

Seven states – Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont – have enacted legislation to promote pollinator-friendly solar development. A new white paper by the Clean Energy States Alliance provides an overview of these state efforts and offers suggestions for what other states can do to promote solar while also creating or preserving healthy habitats for pollinators.
Gavin Meinschein

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ENGIE’s Gavin Meinschein on the Company’s Foray Into Pollinator-Friendly Solar

Given the promising value proposition of pollinator-friendly solar, several states have passed voluntary standards to encourage the practice, and a number of developers have committed to pollinator-friendly projects for all or part of their portfolios. Illinois-based ENGIE Distributed Solar is one such developer. In this interview. Gavin Meinschein, ENGIE’s lead...
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What’s Next for Renewable Energy in Ohio?

In July, the state of Ohio passed its HB 6 energy bill, which authorizes $300 million in annual surcharges on utility ratepayers, primarily to fund four struggling coal and nuclear power plants. The bill also scales back the state’s clean energy targets. Now that HB 6 has been signed into...

Illinois Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Score 6.00 / 8
Score 9.50 / 20
Score 5.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
93 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
34 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
18 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC

of people in Illinois support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+4 of the national average)
(est. 7,542,377 of 8,618,284 adults)

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