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Report: Beyond Sharing – How Communities Can Take Ownership of Renewable Power – Institute for Local Self-Reliance
This report explores the opportunity of community renewable energy to enable energy democracy, exami [...]
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Michigan AG focuses on clean energy, ratepayer support in shift for office
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is on a mission to protect the Great Lakes from pollution and [...]
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Small Minnesota Community Faces David v. Goliath Negotiation for Community Solar  — Episode 69 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
What does it take to build a community solar project (with battery storage) in a small town in north [...]
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Planning for Local Energy and Climate Action in Minneapolis
In this episode of Local Energy Rules, Energy Democracy Initiative director John Farrell speaks with [...]
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Denver’s Pepsi Center is First Major Sports Arena to Introduce Sustainable Aluminum Cups
Ball Corporation and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC (KSE) today announced that Ball's recy [...]
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R&D Advances in TerraPower’s Expanding Laboratory TerraPower
TerraPower aims to develop a sustainable and economic nuclear energy system while greatly reducing p [...]
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Solar to lower power bills 4.6% at Arkansas co-op
After adding enough solar capacity to reduce its costly peak load by about 30%, an Arkansas utility [...]
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New York State Releases Energy-Efficient Building Standards Toolkit
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) released a toolkit to help mu [...]
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Solar Jobs Creating Opportunity Across The Country
Despite the aggregate job losses at the national level, solar employment actually grew in 29 states [...]
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Groups unite in urging ACC to adopt strong clean energy plan for Arizonans
More than two dozen groups representing consumer, faith, business, environmental, public health, and [...]
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Small C&I Customers Losing Estimated Billions from Planned CA Outages
Losses for small commercial and industrial customers in the areas of California experiencing planned [...]
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Boulder Takes Bold Steps to Support Local Renewable Energy
Over 100 U.S. cities have now set goals to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. In a new epis [...]
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Don't-Miss Opportunity for Local Choice in Landmark Carbon-Free Bills
In New Mexico, proposed climate legislation would give one of the state’s monopoly utilities a hug [...]
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NJ County to Undergo Energy Efficiency Improvements, Expects to Save $1.7 Million Annually
Hudson County, NJ has announced it will make critical improvements to buildings and infrastructure [...]
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Solar supporters applaud Miami-Dade County efforts to make going solar easier
Solar supporter Sharon Van Smith testifies in support of improved solar permitting. Miami-Dade Count [...]
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A Massachusetts Town Realizes a Community Vision to Transition from Coal to Sol
In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, John Farrell interviews Lena Entin about an inspi [...]
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PG&E Starts Cutting Power to More than 800,000 Customers
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) began the process of turning off power to more than 800,000 customers [...]
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Bill Gates: World will deliver ‘clean energy breakthrough’ within 15 years
Tech billionaire predicts innovation will deliver the clean energy the world desperately needs, but [...]
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A critical step to reduce climate change – Bill Gates
Wind and solar power generation is expanding around the globe at record rates, allowing more people [...]
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Why Gas Has to Go – And How Cities Can Show it the Door — Episode 87 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
In this episode of Local Energy Rules, host John Farrell speaks with Kate Harrison, City Council mem [...]
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Most Americans Support Reducing Fossil Fuel Use
STORY HIGHLIGHTS: - Many Americans still want to maintain oil, natural gas and nuclear production - [...]
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Rep. Tonko on Extending Wind and Solar Tax Credits: ‘Odds Are Good’
“Public sentiment is driving this issue right now,” said Paul Tonko, a Democrat on the House Ene [...]
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Podcast: What you can do to help grow solar in your community
Solar United Neighbors Executive Director Anya Schoolman recently appeared on the Freeing Energy Pod [...]
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Why Garbage Incinerators Are A Bad Deal For Communities
In this episode of Local Energy Rules, Energy Democracy Initiative director John Farrell speaks with [...]
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