25 Reasons for 25D Direct Pay: Why Solar Tax Incentives Should Benefit More Americans

Date: 15 Oct 2021 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The residential solar Investment Tax Credit is the main federal incentive for rooftop solar, but many Americans — especially low-income households — aren’t able to benefit from it. Here are 25 reasons why Congress should make this tax credit more equitable.… Read More

Report: Implementation of the 30 Million Solar Homes Policy Platform

Date: 26 Aug 2021 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The success of the 30 Million Solar Homes proposal relies not only on the initial passing of legislation through Congress, but also the subsequent implementation of new programs and regulations. This guide aims to address that step in the process: what implementation should look like, who is responsible for critical decisions, and how those decisions are made. … Read More

Report: 30 Million Solar Homes Would Create 1.77 Million Jobs, $69 Billion in Energy Savings

Date: 14 Jul 2021 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report finds that deploying distributed solar energy to the equivalent of 30 million American homes would produce significant job-creation and economic benefits while addressing climate change and mitigating racial and income disparities.… Read More

Local Control Clears the Path to a Clean Energy Future

Date: 15 Oct 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Almost 200 local and state governments across the country have pledged to transition their communities to 100% renewable energy. To meet these goals, communities need more control over their electricity supply. … Read More

Near the Heart of Silicon Valley, a Community Failed by the Big Internet Providers Is Building Its Own Network

Date: 10 Sep 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Scott Vanderlip can see Google’s headquarters from his house in the town of Los Altos Hills, California. Still, some of his neighbors struggle to access the online world that the tech company has helped shape. So they created Los Altos Hills Community Fiber, a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation that’s bringing a local, high-quality connectivity option to the area.… Read More

What Your City Can Do to Close Digital Divides During Covid

Date: 25 Aug 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To help local governments that want to improve connectivity during the pandemic, we at the Community Broadband Networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have teamed up with the Local Solutions Support Center to produce a number of helpful resources, including a guide for local governments and an interactive state broadband preemption map.… Read More

Mississippi Electric Co-ops Kick Broadband Projects Into High Gear With Covid Relief Funds

Date: 20 Aug 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Less than two years after Mississippi lifted its ban on electric cooperative broadband networks, at least 15 of the 25 co-ops in the state have announced plans to provide Internet access to members, with more on the way.… Read More

Block Island to Build Rhode Island’s First City-Owned, Citywide Fiber Network

Date: 13 Aug 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Late last month, voters in Block Island, Rhode Island’s sole town of New Shoreham gathered (at safe distances) in the local school building and on its grounds to approve $8 million in borrowing to build an island-wide, municipal fiber network. Residents were overwhelmingly in favor of funding the broadband network, which would be the first of its kind in the state.… Read More

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