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Affordable, Low-Carbon Rental Housing: Empowering Communities on Advance Climate and Equity

Many communities have ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but limited resources to achieve them. COVID-19 has exacerbated constraints, making significant climate progress at the local level more challenging, while placing 19-23 million renters in peril of eviction.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council Welcomes Radina Valova as Regulatory Vice President

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Radina Valova as its new Regulatory Vice President.  Valova will provide strategic direction and oversight of IREC’s Regulatory Program, which works in states across the country to

New Project Will Tackle Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

Energy storage technologies have a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy. Despite significant growth of the energy storage market in recent years, the process of connecting this technology to the electricity grid remains complex

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National Energy Efficiency Career Map, Outreach Campaign to Highlight EE Career Options

Through a recent three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and its partners will develop an interactive career map that highlights the breadth of rewarding career opportunities in the energy

National Forum Launched for Solar & Storage Code and Permitting Solutions

A newly launched, three-year project, supported by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, will bring together diverse stakeholders to identify and develop solutions to solar and solar-plus-storage code enforcement and permitting challenges.  The

Black Lives Matter: IREC Stands with Communities of Color

At IREC, we believe that diversity, inclusion and equity are critical to shaping and accelerating a clean energy future. By working on equitable access to clean energy, we strive to address the economic, health and resilience challenges that disproportionately impact

IREC Wishes Regulatory VP Sara Baldwin Well in Her Next Endeavors

Spring is coming to an end and summer is just around the corner, beckoning a time of growth and transitions. In keeping with the change of seasons, IREC will bid adieu to Sara Baldwin, Vice President of Regulatory, who will

Evaluating Grid Modernization Plans Now Easier with New IREC and GridLab Tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and GridLab today announce the release of A Playbook for Modernizing the Distribution Grid; Volume I: Grid Modernization Goals, Principles and Plan Evaluation Checklist (“GridMod Playbook”) — an evaluation toolkit to ensure that efforts

Guidance for Moving Training Online: Learn, Adapt, Improve Your Program

Resources to Keep Your Clean Energy Training Organization Relevant in the Age of COVID-19 Indeed we are living in strange and remarkable times. Just a few short weeks ago, none of us could have predicted how suddenly and dramatically our

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Considerations for Continuing Permitting and Inspection Activities During COVID-19

Building departments across the country are faced with the challenging question, “Do we shut down or do we stay open?” Fortunately, there are options that allow continued safe operation of building department staff while ensuring safety of installations. SEAC has

 

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