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ILSR Video Parody Lampoons Xcel Energy’s Ask for “Blank Check” in Minnesota Legislature

ILSR Video Parody Lampoons Xcel Energy's Ask for "Blank Check" in Minnesota Legislature

March 16, 2018

Nick Stumo-Langer

To honor Xcel Energy’s successful introduction of legislation to give itself a “blank check” for its anticipated Prairie Island nuclear power plant retrofit, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Community Power today released a video to tell the truth about what’s really in the “red box” that’s prevalent in Xcel’s widespread televised advertisements. For more information about Xcel’s power plant bill and where decisions will be made about it, visit ilsr.org.READ MORE


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Of New Power Generation, How Much is on the Roof?  — 2017 Update

Of New Power Generation, How Much is on the Roof? -- 2017 Update

April 19, 2018

Marie Donahue

The U.S. experienced relatively sluggish gains in total new power plant capacity in 2017, when compared to 2016, but it also saw another, more positive outcome: a notable surge in distributed solar. Using the latest available national data on powerREAD MORE


Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of April 16, 2018

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of April 16, 2018

April 17, 2018

Nick Stumo-Langer

This week in Energy Democracy news: Legislative action on solar energy on the state level, both positive (Kentucky) and negative (South Carolina); a nonprofit is bringing small-scale renewables to the rooftops of poor residents of Brooklyn; a rundown of theREAD MORE


South Miami: A Bright Spot for Solar in Sunshine State — Episode 53 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

South Miami: A Bright Spot for Solar in Sunshine State — Episode 53 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

April 11, 2018

Marie Donahue

What can a small city do to advance clean energy locally, if its state commissioners and legislators are not willing to take their jobs regulating monopoly electric utilities seriously? John Farrell interviews Philip Stoddard, the pioneering, fourth-term mayor of SouthREAD MORE


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