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Kansas City's Royal Effort to Solarize City Rooftops
Kansas City, MO, has neither the abundant sunshine nor high cost of electricity that have driven sol [...]
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Public Rooftop Revolution Report: Part 2, “Public Solar Economics”
There are a lot of stories on residential rooftop solar but few if any on what cities are doing to m [...]
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419-MW Mesquite Star Texas Wind Project Brought Online
A new 419-megawatt wind farm in Fisher County, Texas, called Mesquite Star, is now online. Corporate [...]
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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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Public Rooftop Revolution Report: Part 3, “The Featured Five”
There are a lot of stories on residential rooftop solar but few if any on what cities are doing to m [...]
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Public Rooftop Revolution Report: Part 4, “Conclusions”
There are a lot of stories on residential rooftop solar but few if any on what cities are doing to m [...]
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One City Utility is Carbon Neutral, Today
It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another t [...]
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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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Two Decades of Solar Pioneers in Sacramento
The publicly-owned Sacramento Municipal Utility District, or SMUD, had already installed the first u [...]
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Coal Plant Communities Seek a Just Economic Transition
Communities reliant on coal, for tax revenue and jobs, are at risk when the plants go under. In this [...]
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Stop the Attack on Your Solar Rights!
The New England Ratepayers Association, which does not actually represent ratepayers, has launched a [...]
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Microgrids and Regulation with Chris Villarreal
With the release of ILSR’s new report, “Mighty Microgrids,” ILSR is releasing two podcasts wit [...]
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Five New Amazon Projects Add 615 MW of Utility-Scale Solar
Amazon plans on adding five new utility-scale solar projects to power its global operations in China [...]
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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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In storms, solar holds up
Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes storm season. If you’re considering going solar, you [...]
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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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Ventura County to Replace Natural Gas Generation with Battery Storage
Ventura County, California, is moving forward on developing a 100-megawatt, 400-megawatt hour batter [...]
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EV charger tax credit extended – What that means for you
Are you looking to purchase an electric vehicle charger? Have you purchased one since 2016? If so, y [...]
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Why it’s Short-Sighted to do Centralized Planning in a Decentralizing Electricity Grid
With financial rewards tied to building big, utilities overlook distributed energy resources like ro [...]
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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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Celebrating 100: A Spotlight on 6 Leaders of 100% Renewable Cities
For our 100th episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, we compiled a highlight reel from the Voice [...]
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Tesla as an electric utility? Maybe, and Autobidder could lead the way – Roadshow
The electric carmaker has reportedly applied to supply electricity in the UK, as details on its Auto [...]
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