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Speak Up for Clean Energy Tax Incentives
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When Congress extended important tax incentives for wind and solar, it left many other clean energy technologies out of the deal. Urge Congress to extend tax incentives for all eligible technologies to avoid a dampening effect on the industry.

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Why Do These Tax Incentives Matter?
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Why pick clean energy winners and losers when you can have an all-of-the-above energy strategy? Now Congress has a chance to pass bipartisan legislation that creates parity across clean and efficient electricity-generation technologies, whether fueled by wind, sun, waste heat, or natural gas.

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Federal Policy Update
 
New Manufacturing Institute and Competitions
Last week, the White House announced a new Energy Department hub focused on improving efficiency in manufacturing, as well as five new competitions worth nearly $800 million.

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$23 Million Awarded to Small Businesses
The Energy Department announced $23 million in funding for 23 new projects led by small businesses to further develop clean energy technologies.

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Events and Opportunities
 
Workshop: CHP Partnerships
The Department of Energy will host a workshop in Detroit on Aug. 22 to discuss how combined heat and power can benefit the health care industry.
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Other Events and Opportunities View all events and opportunities »
 
 
Energy News
 
CA: Utility to Close Nuclear Plant, Replace It With Renewables
The Washington Post
Pacific Gas & Electric announced plans to close the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant and replace it with a combination of renewable energy, efficiency, and storage.
 
MD: Maryland Regulators Approve Community Solar Pilot Program
CleanTechnica
The state Public Service Commission recently approved final regulations to establish a three-year community solar pilot program.
 
NY: Con Edison Rolls Out Virtual Power Plant Project
Greentech Media
As part of the Reforming the Energy Vision, Consolidated Edison recently announced a $15 million pilot program for a virtual power plant that will outfit about 300 homes in Brooklyn and Queens, New York.
 
TX: Report: State of ERCOT Market
Greentech Media
A recent report on ERCOT’s wholesale power market said coal and nuclear units probably weren’t profitable in the grid operator’s region last year due to the plunge in power prices.
 
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