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Report: 47 States Could Meet 100% of Electricity Needs Using In-State Renewables

Report: 47 States Could Meet 100% of Electricity Needs Using In-State Renewables

Maria McCoy

September 10, 2020

The third edition of this report asks yet again: if each U.S. state took full advantage of its own renewable energy resources, would it be sufficient to satisfy that state’s electricity consumption? The answer for most states is yes, easily.  READ MORE


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National Community Solar Programs Tracker

National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Maria McCoy

September 14, 2020

16 states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy. This quarterly update (2020 Q2) shows the capacity built in states with most active programs: Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.  READ MORE


Report: 47 States Could Meet 100% of Electricity Needs Using In-State Renewables

Report: 47 States Could Meet 100% of Electricity Needs Using In-State Renewables

Maria McCoy

September 10, 2020

The third edition of this report asks yet again: if each U.S. state took full advantage of its own renewable energy resources, would it be sufficient to satisfy that state’s electricity consumption? The answer for most states is yes, easily.  READ MORE


Voices of 100%: Arkansas City Advances its Energy Action Plan — Episode 112 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Voices of 100%: Arkansas City Advances its Energy Action Plan — Episode 112 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Drew Birschbach

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For this episode of the Voices of 100% series, host John Farrell speaks with Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Environmental Director Peter Nierengarten of Fayetteville, Arkansas about their 100% commitment.  READ MORE


Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

Why Minnesota's Community Solar Program is the Best

John Farrell

September 3, 2020

Minnesota's community solar program hit 724 megawatts in August 2020, enough to power more than 100,000 homes each year or about as much capacity as a typical nuclear power plant!  READ MORE