Loopholes and Scams in New York Gas Plans — Episode 198 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 6 Dec 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ben Kuebrich discusses New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, what to expect when gas utilities do their own decarbonization planning, and how states and clean energy advocates can actually address methane gas use in the buildings sector.… Read More

Utility Millions Take Down Popular Measure — Episode 197 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 22 Nov 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Lucy Hochschartner explains how public power would have been an improvement over Maine’s investor-owned utilities, yet didn’t receive the support of Maine voters on November 7th.… Read More

New Paths for Rural Electric Co-op Revival — Episode 196 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 9 Nov 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Frances Sawyer and Maria McCoy discuss ILSR’s new report on rural electric co-ops and how federal dollars can meet the growing momentum of co-op member-owners organizing around affordability, clean energy, and local control.… Read More

Report: Will Long-Term Co-op Contracts Give Way to Affordable Clean Energy?

Date: 30 Oct 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s new report, The Rural Electric Rift, examines the struggle of electric distribution cooperatives and their members to restore local control over electricity purchasing and harness the benefits of affordable clean energy.… Read More

Colorado Bill Increases Utility Accountability — Episode 194 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 18 Oct 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Steve Fenberg discusses Colorado’s Senate Bill 291, which changed incentives in the investor-owned utility business model to protect Colorado consumers from high fossil fuel costs and protects captive customers from paying for the utility to lobby against their own interests.… Read More

New Power Generation Quarterly: 2023 Q2

Date: 3 Oct 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nearly 11 gigawatts of new power generation capacity came online in the second quarter of 2023. Over half of that capacity was solar power (5.5 gigawatts), about a third was fossil gas (3.8 gigawatts), and the rest was wind (1.5 gigawatts).… Read More

Against All Reason, Indiana Dismantles Rooftop Solar — Episode 193 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 27 Sep 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ben Inskeep discusses Indiana’s backward solar policy, why local solar is a threat to utilities, and how to go up against the powerful entrenched interests of monopolies.… Read More

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