Midwest Energy News – September 16, 2016
by Frank Jossi
A new state “community power” mapping tool released this month gives policymakers and activists a national scorecard on state and local clean energy initiatives.
John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance developed the map to showcase the link between what his group regards as good state energy policy and the number of community energy projects and renewable policies now underway.
No organization had mapped the relationship before, at least in the way ILSR did, he said.
“I was surprised how well the mapping shows what we intended it to show, which is that states which have a better policy regime…tend to have more of the things we were tracking,” Farrell said.