In New England, Cooperative Values Drive Solar Growth – Episode 41 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 21 Nov 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New England offers some of the nation’s biggest incentives for renewable energy generation, but high upfront costs and complicated financing mean many residents are still missing out on the opportunity to go solar. But one cooperative, with a series of … Read More

As Trump Heads to White House, Lack of Actual Policy Threatens U.S. Energy Future

Date: 9 Nov 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The U.S. energy economy faces unprecedented pressure to integrate clean and renewable fuel sources like wind and solar, but after a distracting 2016 presidential campaign sidelined energy policy, troubling and untenable gaps in the president-elect’s strategy remain unchecked. In the … Read More

Grassroots Group Promotes Local Alternatives to Wisconsin Utilities’ Big Ticket Spending

Date: 2 Nov 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wisconsin’s coal-reliant utilities remain cool to wind and solar despite mounting enthusiasm for renewables. This intransigence places them squarely in the crosshairs of one grassroots group leveraging support from customers and policymakers in order to realign the state’s energy economy … Read More

A Massachusetts Co-op Makes A Powerful Vintage

Date: 31 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For more than five years, Vineyard Power Cooperative has provided electricity customers living in one of Massachusetts’ best-known island communities the chance to buy into an energy future that favors renewables and bolsters their local economy. This is part of … Read More

Co-op Power Puts Localist Spin on Clean Energy Economy

Date: 18 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New England is well known for pacesetter legislation that has made it a clean power leader, but the region also boasts a showpiece example of community-scale coordination — separate from the action in statehouses and city halls — that taps … Read More

In Florida’s Fight for Renewables, New Co-op Network Eyes Solar

Date: 14 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A simmering fight to keep renewables out of Florida’s energy mix is approaching a boiling point in November, underscoring the need for smarter energy policies and easier solar access  offered by Florida Solar United Neighborhoods. The organization, know as FL … Read More

Short-Sighted Utility Stymies Solar in Milwaukee

Date: 11 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Back in 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy recognized Milwaukee as a budding leader in the movement to promote solar power at the local level. Nearly a decade later, the city’s success in promoting solar remains handcuffed by an investor-owned … Read More

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