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A Boulder County zip code produced the nation’s most greenhouse gas per person, study says
Rich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to [...]
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First Project in Pennsylvania to Use C-PACE Financing Gets $1.5 Million in Funding
The first project in Pennsylvania to use Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financ [...]
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Sigora Solar Jumps 20 Spots In National Ranking, Maintains #1 Residential Solar in VA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Sigora Solar jumped 20 spots overall in this year’s rankings of larges [...]
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Co-op Power Raises the Bar for Community Solar Nationwide — Episode 108 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Lynn Benander from [...]
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We won! FERC dismisses petition, net metering stands
Earlier this spring, we learned that a secretive utility front group was trying to take away local c [...]
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Is Energy Still a “Natural Monopoly”? (Episode 104)
On this episode of Building Local Power, John Farrell, ILSR Co-Director and Director of the Energy D [...]
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Can Southern Cities Sever Ties with Tennessee Valley Monopoly? — Episode 107 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Maggie Shober of SA [...]
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New grant will power solar growth in Sarasota
Many Sarasota-area homeowners could be going solar soon. This is thanks to the Gulf Coast Community [...]
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Members Reviving Atlanta Electric Co-op After CEO Takes Millions
Cobb EMC serves around 175,000 member-owners just outside of Atlanta, Ga., and is one of 900 member- [...]
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New York State to Upgrade 500,000 Streetlights with Efficient LEDs
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is launching a statewide program that aims to replace at least 5 [...]
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Eight ways new Virginia laws help you go solar
There has never been a better time to be a solar supporter in Virginia. Earlier this year, lawmakers [...]
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A Perfect Storm for Renewables
The Hawaiian utility, made local when the investor-owned utility left the business a decade ago, is [...]
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Report: Public Rooftop Revolution
There are a lot of stories on residential rooftop solar but few if any on what cities are doing to m [...]
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The Power of the Collective Energy Purchasing
“We can’t do it as an individual, But four hundred communities aggregating and asking for local [...]
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Voices of 100%: St. Louis Coalition Plans to Put Coal in the Past — Episode 106 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
For this episode of our Voices of 100% series, host John Farrell speaks with Rev. Rodrick Burton and [...]
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‘Macro Grid Initiative’ Launched to Upgrade the Nation’s Transmission Network
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) today [...]
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Public Rooftop Revolution Report: Part 2, “Public Solar Economics”
There are a lot of stories on residential rooftop solar but few if any on what cities are doing to m [...]
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Kansas City's Royal Effort to Solarize City Rooftops
Kansas City, MO, has neither the abundant sunshine nor high cost of electricity that have driven sol [...]
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419-MW Mesquite Star Texas Wind Project Brought Online
A new 419-megawatt wind farm in Fisher County, Texas, called Mesquite Star, is now online. Corporate [...]
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Do Power Purchase Agreements still make sense following COVID-19 and low energy prices?
Investing in sustainability initiatives makes environmental and economic sense, and the COVID-19 pan [...]
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Funding, Expertise, Utility Cooperation: Three Things Cities Need to Reach 100% Renewable Energy
This report, written by University of Michigan master’s students in the School for Environment and [...]
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Public Rooftop Revolution Report: Part 3, “The Featured Five”
There are a lot of stories on residential rooftop solar but few if any on what cities are doing to m [...]
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Public Rooftop Revolution Report: Part 4, “Conclusions”
There are a lot of stories on residential rooftop solar but few if any on what cities are doing to m [...]
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A Deep Dive on Value of Solar and the Future of Solar Energy
“Utility regulation and rates is a contact sport,” says Karl Rabago, and that makes the implemen [...]
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