Why Utility Execs Hate Distributed Solar

Date: 21 Feb 2024 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this 30 minute presentation to the Just Solar Coalition, Timothy Den-Herder Thomas and John Farrell explain the benefits of distributed solar, why utility companies try to stifle it, and how this conflict has reared its ugly head in Minnesota.… Read More

Reintroduced Maryland Bill on Wasted Food Reduction and Diversion

Date: 16 Feb 2024 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Composting for Community team has worked closely with Delegate Regina T. Boyce to introduce the Solid Waste Disposal and Diversion and On-Farm Composting and Compost Use bill (HB 1070) for Maryland’s 2022 legislative session.… Read More

10 Years of Minnesota’s Community Solar Program — Episode 202 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 31 Jan 2024 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Pouya Najmaie discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Minnesota’s community solar program, its many regulatory and legislative changes over the years, and how utility Xcel Energy has found a new way to try to suppress distributed generation.… Read More

Community Composting’s Untapped Potential for Local Zero Waste & Climate Resilience Efforts (feat. Kourtnii Brown)

Date: 30 Jan 2024 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we are joined by Kourtnii Brown, founder and director of Common Compost (Oakland, California) and CEO of the California Alliance for Community Composting. We discuss the immense potential of community composting to scale up and meet diversion goals based on the findings of the Community Composting for Green Spaces (CCGS) 2021/22 pilot program.… Read More

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