New Power Generation Quarterly: 2022 Q2

Date: 3 Oct 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

10 gigawatts of new power generation capacity went online in the second quarter of 2022. Most of the generation capacity buildout this quarter came from renewable resources, including record small solar installation, but 39 percent was from gas plant construction.… Read More

Public Power Pt. 4: Game Over? — Episode 167 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 28 Sep 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

John Farrell describes three municipalization attempts: Boulder, Minneapolis, and Decorah. Each city failed to form its own utility, but found silver linings in trying. This is part four of a special series: The Promise and Peril of Publicly-Owned Power.… Read More

Catalyzing Greater Equity Through Composting

Date: 19 Sep 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

How can a community reeling from multiple economic shocks use composting as a tool to build a more resilient food system? ILSR’s Linda Bilsens Brolis talks to Renee V. Wallace of Detroit about composting as a tool for building equity and solving big challenges.
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Public Power Pt. 3: Ingredients For Success — Episode 166 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 14 Sep 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

John Coyle describes how to form a publicly-owned utility and lists the four ingredients for baking up a public takeover. This is part three in a special series: The Promise and Peril of Publicly-Owned Power.… Read More

National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Date: 7 Sep 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

20 states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy. This quarterly update (2022 Q2) shows the capacity built in six states: Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.… Read More

How the Inflation Reduction Act Makes it Easier to Go Solar — and Where it Falls Short

Date: 5 Sep 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the government implements the Inflation Reduction Act, funding equitable local solar projects will help maximize the law’s benefits for households and put power back in the hands of people, instead of monopoly energy utilities.… Read More

Coalition of Congregations and Community-Based Organizations in Louisiana Delta Push for Better Internet

Date: 2 Sep 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced earlier this week that Louisiana will be the first state in the nation to receive federal grant planning funds to help states prepare for the deployment of high-speed Inter…… Read More

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