Solar PV Tariffs Close Dumping Loophole but Increase Domestic Costs

To avoid 2012 import solar PV tariffs, Chinese manufacturers outsourced production to nearby Taiwan. Recognizing this, SolarWorld has petitioned the Department of Commerce for new antidumping and countervailing duty tariffs. Domestic manufacturers support the tariffs in an effort to become more cost-competitive and increase single-digit market shares. Installers and project developers warn that installation costs...

Massachusetts Enacts Legislation Establishing Thermal Energy Credits

Massachusetts has enacted legislation, qualifying renewable heating and cooling technologies for Alternative Energy Credits under the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard. On August 1, 2014, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted S 2214 – An Act Relative to Credit for Thermal Energy Generated with Renewable Fuels – mandating utilities to procure renewable thermal energy credits to meet their...