National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Date: 20 Jun 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

20 states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy. This quarterly update (2023 Q1) shows the capacity built in seven states: Colo., Ill., Mass., Md., Minn., N.J., and N.Y. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.… Read More

Report: How Local Ownership of Clean Energy Boosts Benefits, Busts Barriers, and Builds Power

Date: 14 Jun 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s new report, Advantage Local: Why Local Energy Ownership Matters, breaks down how locally owned clean energy can maximize economic benefits for households and communities while putting power back in the hands of people.… Read More

Scoring Justice in Clean Energy Standards — Episode 185 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 7 Jun 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Haley Havens explains the ways that states can advance equity through their clean energy standards and how Minnesota’s 2023 standard performs on the Initiative for Energy Justice’s scorecard. … Read More

In the New York Times: The Real Reason Your Groceries Are Getting So Expensive

Date: 29 May 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As big retailers exploit their financial control over suppliers, independent grocers face extinction, creating food deserts and driving up prices for everyone. In the New York Times, Stacy Mitchell calls to resurrect the Robinson-Patman Act and restore fair competition in the warped landscape of the American food system.… Read More

Proof in the Public Takeover Pudding — Episode 184 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 24 May 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Randy Knight explains how the Winter Park, Fla., overcame utility opposition to create a publicly-owned electric utility and shares his advice to other cities. Portions of this interview were released as part of last year’s series on public power.… Read More

Tennessee Valley’s Unchecked Authority — Episode 183 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 10 May 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Maggie Shober discusses how the Tennessee Valley Authority operates like a for-profit utility, despite its public ownership. Portions of this interview were released as part of last year’s series on public power.… Read More

The Value Idling in Electric Vehicles — Episode 182 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 26 Apr 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Brian Callnan discusses New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s Transactive Energy Rate pilot program and how the energy sitting in electric vehicle batteries can provide additional value to the owner and the grid.… Read More

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