The 2021 Community Power Scorecard

Date: 10 Feb 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the 2021 Community Power Scorecard, 3 states excelled, 8 states and the District of Columbia saw above average scores, 12 were average, 14 were mediocre, and 14 states received failing grades at enabling individuals and communities to take charge of their energy futures.… Read More

Model Ordinances to Support Ground-Mounted Distributed Solar

Date: 6 Jan 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This post explores how a community can put together a model solar ordinance. One example is Stearns County, Minn., whose solar ordinance protects pollinator habitat and ensures benefits to the wider community.… Read More

A Portland Fund, Collected from Corporations, Finances Community Benefits — Episode 120 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 30 Dec 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Jaimes Valdez about the Portland Clean Energy Fund: a climate action fund for racial and social justice.… Read More

Let’s Talk About Solar, Equity, and Monopoly Power in 2021

Date: 22 Dec 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

2020 demonstrated that distributed solar isn’t just economically competitive or a superior job creator, it’s better for everyone. In this year-end post, Energy Democracy Initiative Director John Farrell describes where that lesson should take advocates in 2021.… Read More

New Power Generation Quarterly: 2020 Q3

Date: 18 Dec 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Renewables are bouncing back after a COVID-19 pandemic punch; in the third quarter of 2020, solar comprised a near-record 60 percent of new power generation capacity. Here’s the latest update from ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative.… Read More

In Seattle, Corporations Must Pay Their Fair Share to Support Climate Justice — Episode 119 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 16 Dec 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Jill Mangaliman and Abigail Juaner about Jumpstart Seattle: a corporate payroll tax that will fund housing and Green New Deal initiatives.… Read More

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