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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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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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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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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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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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Duke Energy Florida Announces 3 New Solar Power Plants, Completes 700 MW Commitment
Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today filed the locations of its three newest solar power plants, completi [...]
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Largest Solar Project in New Jersey Now Complete, Supplying Energy to Department of the Navy
A 28.5 MW ground-mount project located at Naval Weapons Station Earle (NWS Earle) in Tinton Falls is [...]
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Utilities Strip Consumers' Control Over Energy Bills
A surge of interest in residential solar arrays threatens traditional utilities’ outdated business [...]
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At the Two-Year Mark, Key Takeways from the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership
Minneapolis garnered national attention when it formed a first-of-its-kind partnership with local ut [...]
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D.C. Neighbors Unite to Fight for Solar Rights for All — Episode 103 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Yesenia Rivera, Dir [...]
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Voices of 100%: Michigan City Sets Steady Pace to a Clean Electricity Goal — Episode 102 of Local Energy Rules Podcast
For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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