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The Environment, The Economy, and Equity – Episode 83 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

The Environment, The Economy, and Equity – Episode 83 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Maria McCoy

August 14, 2019

On this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Denise Fairchild, President of the Emerald Cities Collaborative, about Energy Democracy. As co-editor of the book, Fairchild helps explain the concept of energy democracy to Farrell for a recent episode of ILSR’s Building Local Power podcast, republished in a slightly shorter version for Local Energy Rules.  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

September 16, 2019

Minnesota's community solar program hit 613 megawatts in September 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


From the Archive: South Miami, a Bright Spot for Solar in the Sunshine State – Episode 85 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

From the Archive: South Miami, a Bright Spot for Solar in the Sunshine State – Episode 85 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Maria McCoy

September 11, 2019

In Southern Florida, utilities relax after escaping the brunt of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction. Other areas, like Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands, were not so lucky. The growing threat of large storms poses a question for coastal communities: what kind of e  READ MORE


Do Solar Salespeople Oversell Savings?

Do Solar Salespeople Oversell Savings?

Maria McCoy

September 6, 2019

Before making the decision to put solar on a rooftop, one must know how many years of sunshine it will take to earn back the initial investment in the panels. To estimate this and the overall savings, solar developers predict  READ MORE


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