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The 2021 Community Power Scorecard
In the 2021 Community Power Scorecard, 3 states excelled, 8 states and the District of Columbia saw [...]
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Introducing the Community Power Interactive Toolkit: Power Up My Utility
In this video, John Farrell and Maria McCoy walk through the Energy Democracy Initiative’s latest [...]
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FirstEnergy Drops $250 Million Proposal for Aging Coal-Fired Power Plants
A coalition of energy advocates issued the following release announcing a major victory for West Vir [...]
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BASF Signs Power Purchase Agreement for Texas Solar Energy
BASF has signed a PPA with EDF Renewables North America today. The post BASF Signs Power Purchase A [...]
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Let’s Talk About Solar, Equity, and Monopoly Power in 2021
2020 demonstrated that distributed solar isn’t just economically competitive or a superior job cre [...]
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New York City’s East River Now Home to 3 Tidal Power Turbines
An array of three tidal power turbines are now in operations at New York’s Roosevelt Island Tidal [...]
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Don't Take the Bait: Exelon's Ambitions Go Beyond D.C.'s Power
In April 2014, Exelon, the nation’s largest nuclear power generator, made a $6.8 billion offer for [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Can Your State Get an “A” Community Power Score?
What policies make a state a champion of local, renewable energy? This post walks through models of [...]
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Westchester Power Puts New York Communities in Charge of Energy Future
In this 2017 episode of Local Energy Rules, John Farrell, director of ILSR's Energy Democracy initia [...]
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The 2020 Community Power Scorecard
In the 2020 Community Power Scorecard, two states excelled, seven states and the District of Columbi [...]
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Virginia County Purchases Power from New ‘Amazon Arlington Solar Farm’
The Arlington County Board has approved a partnership with Dominion Energy Virginia to purchase powe [...]
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Video: How Communities Use Clean Energy to Build Local Power – Alternative Energy Resources Expo
In October 2017, John Farrell gave a keynote address to the annual meeting and expo of AERO, a Monta [...]
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Of New Power Generation, How Much is on the Roof? Quarterly Update — 2019 Q3
3 gigawatts of new power generation capacity came online in the third quarter of 2019 — 31 percent [...]
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Report: Utilities Must Commit to Renewable Energy or Industrial Clients May Turn to Alternative Power Sources
Recently, Black & Veatch, a sustainable engineering and construction solutions company, release [...]
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Virginia City to Build 10MW of Solar Power Plants in Effort to Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2050
The City of Danville, Virginia announced today the commencement of two 5MW AC solar power plants, i [...]
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Ballot Initiative Shapes Iowa Town’s Fight for Local Power
What can a town do to advance clean energy locally if it is fed up with its incumbent, investor-owne [...]
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