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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 12, 2017

Commentary: Mull Xcel Energy’s Partnership Offer Carefully, Boulder

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/commentary-mull-xcel-energys-partnership-offer-carefully-boulder/

Boulder Daily Camera – April 12, 2017 By John Farrell Municipalization comes with many challenges, but I have a few words of advice for Boulder’s city leaders about their utility’s latest offer. I’m no stranger to the struggle with Xcel for cleaner energy. At the invitation of local advocates, I came to Boulder in 2011… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 6, 2017

Thanks To Your Local Economy, Renewables Aren’t Going Anywhere – Episode 15 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/thanks-to-your-local-economy-renewables-arent-going-anywhere-episode-15-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

Welcome to episode fifteen of the Building Local Power podcast. For full transcript of the podcast, click here. In this episode, Christopher Mitchell, the director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews John Farrell and Karlee Weinmann, researchers for ILSR’s Energy Democracy initiative on the prospects of renewable energy given President Trump’s executive orders undermining the… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States, The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 23, 2017

Breaking Through Partisanship: Left-Right-Local – Episode 14 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/breaking-through-partisanship-left-right-local-episode-14-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

In this episode, Christopher Mitchell, the director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews John Farrell, Stacy Mitchell, and David Morris, directors of our Energy Democracy, Community-Scaled Economies, and Public Good initiatives, respectively. The group discusses the nature of local policies and politics versus the national-level fights and hyper-partisanship. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 10, 2017

Study Proves (Again) That Net Metering Can Undervalue Solar

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PV Magazine – March 8, 2017 By Frank Andorka Minnesota has long tried to determine the true value of solar, even passing a law in 2013 demanding that its Department of Commerce develop a methodology for determining the good solar does beyond its physical value. Study after study has shown that the resulting incentive – a Value of… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 22, 2017

Sherco Power Plant: The Wrong Project, for the Wrong Reasons, At a Big Cost

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Have you seen this advertisement from Xcel Energy? We’ve done a little bit of work to clarify their message for them.

The proposed Sherco natural gas plant bill will soon be at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s desk, after you watch our video, give him a call and tell him you oppose this billion-dollar boondoggle. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 14, 2017

Value of Utility Scale vs. Rooftop Solar Debated Amid Price Decline

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Daily Energy Insider – February 14, 2017

By Kevin Randolph

Over the last decade, the price of solar installations has declined significantly, but the electric utilities industry continues to debate the value and cost effectiveness of utility scale versus rooftop solar. Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2017

Commentary: Removing Co-op Oversight Jeopardizes Rural Solar

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/commentary-removing-co-op-oversight-jeopardizes-rural-solar/

Midwest Energy News – February 8, 2017

By John Farrell & Karlee Weinmann

A plan floated by Minnesota lawmakers to exempt rural electric cooperatives from virtually all regulatory oversight would allow these utilities to restrict development of local solar power, even where their member-owners support renewable energy. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 10, 2016

Boulder seeks to keep ‘moral compass’ intact while pursuing 100% renewable electricity

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Boulder Daily Camera – December 10, 2016 by Alex Burness Boulder hopes it can boast 100-percent renewable electricity by 2030, according to a series of climate targets the city formally adopted last week. That 2030 goal, like the others just adopted, was billed by city leaders as ambitious but doable, but the achievement of a… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 1, 2016

Messy Battles Over Energy Are on Ballot Across States

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Bloomberg Markets – November 1, 2016 by Ari Natter & Mark Chediak … As if choosing the next president of the U.S. wasn’t confusing enough, states from Nevada to Florida have energy measures on the ballot this year that have left many voters befuddled. In Florida there’s an amendment that would make solar energy a… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 20, 2016

Energy Democracy: Customer Control over Renewable Energy – Episode 3 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-episode-3-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

In this episode, Chris Mitchell, the director of our Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews John Farrell, the director of our Energy Democracy initiative about the concept of energy democracy and about his latest report, Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy? John specifically outlines some of the key concepts that make up the principles of energy democracy and how locally-owned renewable energy continues to shape our electric grid in new and exciting ways. Continue reading