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Is Energy Still a “Natural Monopoly”? — Episode 109 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Is Energy Still a “Natural Monopoly”? — Episode 109 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Drew Birschbach

July 30, 2020

In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, an interview from ILSR’s Building Local Power podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Scott Hempling about the role of natural monopolies in markets seeking decentralization.  READ MORE


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Is Energy Still a “Natural Monopoly”? — Episode 109 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Is Energy Still a “Natural Monopoly”? — Episode 109 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Drew Birschbach

July 30, 2020

In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, an interview from ILSR’s Building Local Power podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Scott Hempling about the role of natural monopolies in markets seeking decentralization.  READ MORE


Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

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Minnesota's community solar program hit 705 megawatts in July 2020, enough to power more than 100,000 homes each year or about as much capacity as a typical nuclear power plant!  READ MORE


Clean Energy Advocates Release Xcel Energy Integrated Resource Plan “Report Card”

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Jess Del Fiacco

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A report card released today by clean energy advocates gave Xcel Energy high marks for retiring existing coal plants, low marks for equity, and a failing grade for their proposal to build a large gas plant in Central Minnesota.  READ MORE