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How Market Power Gives Electric Utilities Political Power

How Market Power Gives Electric Utilities Political Power

John Farrell

November 11, 2019

In the pathway to 100% renewable energy lie electric utilities. Despite some changes to market structure in past decades, most utilities still have enormous market, and political power. How do they wield it, and how does it impact the shift toward cleaner energy?  READ MORE


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Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

Why Minnesota's Community Solar Program is the Best

John Farrell

November 18, 2019

Minnesota's community solar program hit 633 megawatts in November 2019, enough to power more than 100,000 homes each year or about half as much capacity as a typical nuclear power plant!  READ MORE


Letter Supporting an Accurate Value of Solar

Letter Supporting an Accurate Value of Solar

John Farrell

November 4, 2019

The following letter to regulators in Kentucky shares ILSR's experience with value of solar policy, including the key categories of value to assess, the importance of a utility-independent methodology, the tension between accuracy and usefulness in setting prices, and what  READ MORE


National Community Solar Programs Tracker

National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Maria McCoy

October 31, 2019

Sixteen states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy development. This quarterly update shows the capacity built in states with active programs: Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.  READ MORE


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