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Illinois’s Community Solar Program

Illinois's Community Solar Program

Abby Hornberger

March 31, 2021

The Future Energy Jobs Act, passed in 2016, is a comprehensive bill that established Illinois’s community solar program and a commitment to expand access to solar for low- and moderate-income residents.  READ MORE


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Community Solar Collective Gives Member-Owners Power — Episode 127 of Local Energy Rules

Community Solar Collective Gives Member-Owners Power — Episode 127 of Local Energy Rules

Maria McCoy

April 7, 2021

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell and guest Timothy DenHerder-Thomas discuss the People’s Solar Energy Fund, an initiative to pool together community-owned solar developers and scale up community solar nationwide.  READ MORE


New Power Generation Quarterly: Annual Update — 2020

New Power Generation Quarterly: Annual Update — 2020

Maria McCoy

April 1, 2021

The U.S. energy industry in 2020: though the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic showed up, renewables resources showed out. Here's the latest update from ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative.  READ MORE


Illinois’s Community Solar Program

Illinois's Community Solar Program

Abby Hornberger

March 31, 2021

The Future Energy Jobs Act, passed in 2016, is a comprehensive bill that established Illinois’s community solar program and a commitment to expand access to solar for low- and moderate-income residents.  READ MORE


In Minnesota Reformer: State Regulators Need to Take a Tougher Line on Gas Monopolies

In Minnesota Reformer: State Regulators Need to Take a Tougher Line on Gas Monopolies

John Farrell

March 30, 2021

In the Minnesota Reformer, ILSR Co-Director and Director of the Energy Democracy Initiative John Farrell writes about how Minnesota state regulators need to enact stricter rules and regulations on gas monopolies.  READ MORE


Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

Why Minnesota's Community Solar Program is the Best

John Farrell

March 26, 2021

Minnesota's community solar program hit 789 megawatts in March 2021, enough to power more than 100,000 homes each year or about as much capacity as a typical nuclear power plant!  READ MORE