Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of June 17, 2019

Date: 19 Jun 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news:

States are leading on clean energy. Several states have passed statewide clean energy legislation aiming for net zero emissions by 2050. In Arkansas, a school district will be the first  in the state to receive all its power from renewable energy.



Puerto Rico energy plan introduces MiniGrids to avoid repeat of Hurricane Maria by Robert Walton, Utility Dive

The plan’s eight MiniGrids would be capable of islanding following major storms or other events.

Eastern States to Vote on Curbing Smog From Pennsylvania by Amena H. Saiyid, Bloomberg Environment

Using Disaster To Build A New Democratic Energy Paradigm by John Farrell, CleanTechnica

After pause, Maine may have missed the boat on offshore wind by Tux Turkel, Portland Press Heral

Despite a bill in the Maine Legislature to get an experimental floating wind farm back on track, Maine will be challenged to regain the momentum it had prior to the LePage years.

Energy Democracy News Across the States:


Solar plant to meet all electricity demand for Arkansas school district by Talk Business & Politics staff, TB&P



Arizona Corporation Commission order new trail over APS electricity rates by Ryan Randazzo, Azcentral



Oxnard, California: The City That Stopped A Gas Plant by Julian Spector, Huffpost



Colorado Environmental Officials To Launch First-Ever Climate Unit Under Polis by Grace Hood



Wind energy industry increasingly moving offshore by Mark Alvarado, Indiana Environmental Reporter



Baltimore County removes two parks from list of possible solar panel locations by Alison Knezevich, Baltimore Sun



Michigan opens 3.3 M farmland acres to bee-friendly solar projects by Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive


New York

New York seeking proposals to integrate renewables and improve grid resiliency by Michelle Froese, Windpower


North Carolina

Reworked Bill to Limit Wind Energy Advances by Kirk Ross, Coastal Review



Pa. Dem Leader Pushes Cap-and-Invest Energy Plan by Christen Smith, RTO Insider


Rhode Island

Rhode Island Planned New Offshore Wind Farm Reflects Growing Trend. Here’s Why Some Are Concerned by Nadine Seba, WNPR


Nationwide Energy Democracy News:

Utility, EV coalition calls for 50% transportation energy reduction by 2050 by Robert Walton, Utility Dive

Proper funding of a transportation overhaul would lead to enormous benefits across society, including greater efficiency, economic productivity and competitiveness, access to affordable mobility, improved public health and air quality, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

America’s renewable energy capacity is now greater than coal by Matt Egan, CNN Business

U.S. excludes new panel technology from solar tariffs by Nichola Groom, Reuters

Breathe easier: States are passing a buttload of clean-energy bills by Nathanael Johnson, Grist

These states know that net zero emissions by 2050 is the goal, and there’s no time to waste.

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