Congress Gets Renewable Tax Credit Extension Right

Date: 5 Jan 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In case you missed it over the holiday, Congress passed a new federal budget, notably extending tax credits for solar, wind, and other renewable energy technologies. The extension differs from previous ones in two ways: it extends the credits for … Read More

It’s not Doomsday, but Neither is Ending the Solar Tax Credit Good Policy

Date: 19 Nov 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

I took the “no” side in a point/counterpoint in the Wall Street Journal this week on the topic: Will Solar Energy Plummet if the Investment Tax Credit Fades Away? It’s been a great conversation-starter, but also an opportunity to clarify … Read More

Clean Power Plan: 50 Ways to Get More Clean, Local Energy

Date: 3 Aug 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Obama administration released the Clean Power Plan today requiring substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions from the electricity sector. The plan sets targets from the top down, but largely leaves the details to states, providing a significant opportunity to craft … Read More

38 Next Century Cities Leaders Sign Letter to FCC Supporting Local Authority

Date: 13 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President Obama suggested restoring local telecommunications authority while visiting Cedar Falls in January and a number of local elected officials were ready to back him up. Leaders from 38 members of Next Century Cities recently submitted a public letter to … Read More

38 Next Century Cities Leaders Sign Letter to FCC Supporting Local Authority

Date: 13 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President Obama suggested restoring local telecommunications authority while visiting Cedar Falls in January and a number of local elected officials were ready to back him up. Leaders from 38 members of Next Century Cities recently submitted a public letter to … Read More

Oklahoma’s Sallisaw Passes Resolution to Support FCC As It Considers Preemption

Date: 31 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sallisaw, home of DiamondNet, is the latest community to publicly express its desire to put telecommunications authority in the hands of the locals. On July 14, the Sallisaw Board of City Commissioners approved Resolution 2014-17 in support of the FCC’s … Read More

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