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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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Amazon Signs Deals for Four New Wind and Solar Projects
Amazon announced today that the company invested in four renewable energy projects around the world. [...]
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In the Wake of Wildfires, California Community Chooses Local Power — Episode 99 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Matthew Marshall, E [...]
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US Senate’s Proposed Energy Bill Hits Snag and Stalls
The American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) hit a snag Monday as lawmakers failed to end debate on the [...]
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Mountains Beyond Mountains: How Green Mountain Power Become More Than An Electric Utility
“We just need to become the Ben and Jerry’s of the utility world!” So said Mary Powell (pictur [...]
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John Talks Extra: The Coming of Energy Democracy – Midwest Energy Fair Presentation
On June 17, John Farrell delivered a keynote address to the annual Midwest Energy Fair in Custer, Wi [...]
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Virginia passes law to prevent Homeowner Associations from blocking solar
Last week, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that prevents Homeowner Associations (HO [...]
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West Virginia fails to legalize Power Purchase Agreements
The 2020 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature is drawing to a close without action on so [...]
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Is My House a Good Fit for Solar?
[NOTE: See below the 2 FREE tools you can use to size up your solar opportunity] So, you’re in [...]
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In Santa Fe, Momentum Builds for Locals to Take Charge of Electricity System
A widening chasm between what customers want and what Santa Fe’s electric utility delivers is bols [...]
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California Community Ignites Choice Model and Stays in the Driver’s Seat — Episode 98 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Jessica Tovar, Coor [...]
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Designing a Rooftop Solar Alternative in Sacramento
Although California now requires new residential construction to include solar, the mandate allows c [...]
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A welcome from Solar United Neighbors’ new Minnesota Program Director
New Minnesota Program Director Bobby King Hello. I’m Bobby King, Solar United Neighbors’ new Min [...]
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Pennsylvania hosts second annual Solar Congress
Attendees at the 2020 Pennsylvania Solar Congress gather for a group photo. More than 150 people att [...]
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A tool for more local control over renewable energy
How can Connecticut consumers have more local control over the amount of renewable energy they recei [...]
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Letters: We should generate our own energy
Tri-State Generation and Transmission supplies energy to over a million consumers in the western Uni [...]
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GMP Revolutionizes Renewable Power Sharing with Peer-to-Peer Energy Sales Platform – Green Mountain Power
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is empowering Vermont businesses with an app that let [...]
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Michael Shank: Keeping renewable energy credits local
For businesses going green or wanting to go green, this makes a ton of sense. As GMP noted, this is [...]
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Largest Battery Storage Pilot Project Underway in Virginia
Dominion Energy Virginia received approval from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to move forwa [...]
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