The State(s) of Distributed Solar — 2019 Update

Date: 16 Apr 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

More states are prioritizing solar, but how much of it is coming from smaller, distributed sources? In this 2019 update, we evaluate the status of state solar markets and whether they are helping communities build local wealth through distributed energy.… Read More

Webinar Resources — Navigating COVID-19 for Small-Scale Food Scrap Collectors: Drop-off and Curbside

Date: 15 Apr 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Part 3 of this webinar series, we heard from a panel of for-profit, nonprofit, and government food scrap collectors. They shared their experience in adapting drop-off and curbside collection programs in response to COVID-19.… Read More

Why 30 Million Solar Rooftops Should Be In the Next Relief Bill

Date: 10 Apr 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the federal government looks to a second (or even third) stimulus bill, Congress should consider a huge opportunity to pay Americans that pays back: solar rooftops. By investing $450 billion in rooftop solar, the federal government could slash energy bills for Americans, cut air pollution, and create over 3.7 million jobs. The government could also get paid back.… Read More

Telehealth: Expanding Broadband in Rural Communities for Low Cost Healthcare During and After the Pandemic

Date: 9 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Unfortunately, many rural communities don’t have adequate Internet access because, and the lack of connectivity is a barrier to telehealth. Dave predicts that the current Covid-19 crisis will push more healthcare providers to adopt telehealth, even after the pandemic ends. They also consider how the move to telehealth services could actually improve outcomes for many people in North Carolina.… Read More

Local Energy Production Builds Resiliency in the Bay Area — Episode 101 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 8 Apr 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Jessie Denver of East Bay Community Energy. Farrell and Denver discuss how distributed energy resources can prepare communities for disaster — and increase resilience after it hits.… Read More

More Cities are Kicking Gas Reliance to the Curb

Date: 6 Apr 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Electrification is a component of many city climate action plans, but beyond reducing carbon footprints, it carries important economic and health benefits. In this post, we explore how cities use local authority to electrify — and ditch dirty gas for good.… Read More

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