Grassroots Group Promotes Local Alternatives to Wisconsin Utilities’ Big Ticket Spending

Date: 2 Nov 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wisconsin’s coal-reliant utilities remain cool to wind and solar despite mounting enthusiasm for renewables. This intransigence places them squarely in the crosshairs of one grassroots group leveraging support from customers and policymakers in order to realign the state’s energy economy … Read More

A Massachusetts Co-op Makes A Powerful Vintage

Date: 31 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For more than five years, Vineyard Power Cooperative has provided electricity customers living in one of Massachusetts’ best-known island communities the chance to buy into an energy future that favors renewables and bolsters their local economy. This is part of … Read More

Co-op Power Puts Localist Spin on Clean Energy Economy

Date: 18 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New England is well known for pacesetter legislation that has made it a clean power leader, but the region also boasts a showpiece example of community-scale coordination — separate from the action in statehouses and city halls — that taps … Read More

Short-Sighted Utility Stymies Solar in Milwaukee

Date: 11 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Back in 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy recognized Milwaukee as a budding leader in the movement to promote solar power at the local level. Nearly a decade later, the city’s success in promoting solar remains handcuffed by an investor-owned … Read More

In Maryland, Community Solar Pioneers Offer Blueprint

Date: 7 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A pair of rooftop solar arrays in Maryland spotlight how pioneering communities can pool their resources to expand local access to renewable energy. These “community solar” projects are an increasingly popular approach as electricity customers renounce utilities’ reliance on fossil … Read More