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Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Marie Donahue

December 12, 2018

Almost half of U.S. states allow energy produced by burning garbage to count toward their renewable energy requirements. In a new report, we unpack why incineration is so problematic and how communities can embrace cleaner alternatives.  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

February 15, 2019

Minnesota's community solar program hit 513 megawatts in February 2019, nearly half as much capacity as a nuclear power plant!  READ MORE


Planning for Local Energy and Climate Action in Minneapolis — Episode 70 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Planning for Local Energy and Climate Action in Minneapolis — Episode 70 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Marie Donahue

February 14, 2019

In this episode of Local Energy Rules, Energy Democracy Initiative director John Farrell speaks with Minneapolis City Councilmember Jeremy Schroeder about the city’s unique partnership with its incumbent utility companies and other tools the city can use to address climate c  READ MORE


Electric Utilities Must Stop Illegally Concealing Public Cost Data

Electric Utilities Must Stop Illegally Concealing Public Cost Data

John Farrell

February 4, 2019

Utilities in many states have undercut competition by playing “hide the peanut.” Instead of sharing their avoided cost publicly, as required by Congress and state laws, utilities have hidden them behind a “trade secret” designation.  READ MORE


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