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Colorado Springs Utility Announces the Start of its Largest Solar Project
Duke Energy Renewables and Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) today announced the start [...]
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Solar for All: An Article of Faith
Minnesota’s community solar garden program may be the envy of the nation — once the utility’s [...]
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The Virginia Clean Economy Act is a giant leap forward for Virginia energy policy
Re-posted from the Virginia Mercury. By Karla Loeb Last month, a broad coalition of clean energy com [...]
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Is now the time to go solar?
With the changes our world is facing due to COVID-19, you may have questions about going solar. And, [...]
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338-MW Wind Farm Comes Online in Texas amid Pandemic
The 338-megawatt Sage Draw wind farm in West Texas has reached commercial operation even as the covi [...]
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Why 30 Million Solar Rooftops Should Be In the Next Relief Bill
As the federal government looks to a second (or even third) stimulus bill, Congress should consider [...]
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Clean Coalition’s Community Microgrids
Most microgrids today are single buildings that rely on diesel generators to run when the grid is ou [...]
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Local Energy Production Builds Resiliency in the Bay Area — Episode 101 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Jessie Denver of Ea [...]
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TVA wants to let local power companies generate their own distributed energy, seeks public input | Power Engineering
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking public input on a draft Environmental Assessment tha [...]
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Safe Solar Installations Continue – Covid-19 | Sigora Solar
Through these very interesting times, we hope you are staying safe and taking the proper precautions [...]
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From the Editor: How Is the Pandemic Affecting Energy & Environmental Management?
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the coronavirus pandemic has had a profound effect on the wa [...]
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How States and Cities Are Leading the Clean Energy Revolution (Episode 96)
Jess Del Fiacco talks with ILSR Co-Director John Farrell about recent publications from ILSR's Energ [...]
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A Kansas Electric Cooperative Offers Energy Savings with $0 Down
On-bill financing is not new. The Tennessee Valley Authority has offered it for years. More recently [...]
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Freeing Electric Cooperatives from Fossil Fuel Serfdom?
This week Ed Marston, former board member of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association in western Colo [...]
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Sunshine and Ownership: A Cooperative Solar Garden Blooms in North Minneapolis
One such model is offered by Cooperative Energy Futures. It launched in Minneapolis in 2009 under th [...]
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Solar United Neighbors in the time of COVID-19
If you’re anything like me, you’ve received dozens of COVID-19 emails from all sorts of [...]
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Fun solar activities (for you & your kids) while you’re at home
We know many of you are facing a very different world right now — working from home, kids out of s [...]
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Northeast Iowa’s Winneshiek Energy District Captures Shows How Communities Can Capture Local Energy Dollars
Andy Johnson works with the soil. When younger, he served in Peace Corps in Central America for thre [...]
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Don’t be fooled by utility-owned solar
Utilities use fake community solar programs to maintain their control over the energy system. True c [...]
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Does Energy Democracy Have Meaning in a Pandemic?
Most of the material we publish on our website reflects thoughtful deliberation and careful research [...]
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Senators consider requiring utilities to buy more local renewables
enators are considering a bill that would require utilities to buy more of their electricity from ne [...]
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Vermont utilities balk at proposed local energy requirement
Vermont utilities raise concerns about a bill requiring them to purchase local renewable energy, say [...]
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Competition and Freedom at Stake
Incentives designed to make rooftop solar feasible for a wider range of consumers are under attack n [...]
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Virginia passes landmark solar legislation
When solar supporters join together, we win. And we won big in Virginia last week. Lawmakers passed [...]
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