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SolSmart Program Expands to Strengthen Local Solar Energy Markets
Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2023) — The national SolSmart program is expanding to help 500 more cities, towns, counties, and regional organizations strengthen local solar energy markets, achieve energy equity goals, and encourage economic growth. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the SolSmart program offers expert technical assistance at no cost to help local...
Connect to a Resilient Future With Building Safety Month
Each May, we celebrate Building Safety Month, an international campaign to raise awareness about the importance of building safety in our everyday lives. Organized by the International Code Council (ICC), Building Safety Month explores the many aspects of the topic, including how building safety and a sustainable future are connected. Watch the video above to...
Local Energy & Climate Solutions
New Report: How to Finance Puerto Rico’s Solar Energy Future
Puerto Rico’s transition to a clean and renewable energy future by 2050 will necessitate a complete reconfiguration of its electrical grid and service paradigm. The U.S. territory will need to shift from the current centralized fossil fuel plant generation model with over 35,000 miles of distribution network infrastructure, to a mostly decentralized and distributed system...
Energy Optimist Podcast
The Energy Optimist Episode 2: Out With the Old, In With the New: The Future of Energy
In this episode, we’ll answer two key questions: What is the future of energy? And how can we reimagine the current system so that it’s more affordable, resilient, and equitable?
Workforce Development & Training
New IREC Apprenticeship Toolkit Supports Clean Energy Employers
IREC, recently named an Apprenticeship Ambassador, launched a toolkit to provide resources for clean energy employers.
IREC NewsLocal Energy & Climate Solutions
IREC Releases SolSmart Engagement Partner RFP
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council has released a request for proposals (RFP) for SolSmart engagement partners. Engagement partners will work with priority communities meeting the DOE definition of “disadvantaged community” (DAC), supporting representatives of those local governments and connecting them with the technical assistance (TA) resources of the SolSmart program. SolSmart is a national program...
IREC NewsRegulatory Engagement
IREC Regulatory Team Newsletter – April 2023
The first issue of the new Quarterly Newsletter from IREC’s Regulatory team.