Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of May 28, 2018

Date: 29 May 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news:
A landmark ruling in California mandates that every new home has to be built with solar panels, which is expected to lower the cost of homeownership; a 2017 Year-End update features the size of each state’s solar market and the corresponding share of distributed solar which is represented by a pie chart; an Edison Electric Institute survey demonstrates Maryland residents support for the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure; Michigan lawmakers will conduct a hearing, which will bring community solar for residents, nonprofit organizations, and other constituents; State regulators in Minnesota are introducing an incentive payment to address a new rate for community solar projects; Pittsburgh continues to be a leader of energy innovation with about 20 distributed energy and the implementation of nanogrid and microgrid projects; “Rush to Gas” may cost people billions; and a report on the US Power System.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of May 14, 2018

Date: 15 May 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: California releases new guidance that all new homes have to be built with rooftop solar; Decorah, Iowa’s vote on municipalizing their electric utility falls just short of a positive outcome; new analysis details the benefits of transitioning the Boston metro-area buses to an electric fleet; and a Minnesota group makes the economic case for renewables.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of April 30, 2018

Date: 1 May 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: Local, grassroots groups are speaking up for low-income access to the benefits of small-scale renewables in New York and Ohio; Lancaster has the highest amount of solar energy per capita in sunny California; electrification of buses can truly be a game changer for savings cities money and making them environmentally cleaner; and Minneapolis commits to 100 percent renewable energy.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of April 16, 2018

Date: 17 Apr 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: Legislative action on solar energy on the state level, both positive (Kentucky) and negative (South Carolina); a nonprofit is bringing small-scale renewables to the rooftops of poor residents of Brooklyn; a rundown of the showdown in Decorah, Iowa regarding local control over their energy future; and an interesting report from Maryland detailing the benefits of distributed renewables.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of April 2, 2018

Date: 4 Apr 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: Big movements in state legislatures across the U.S. about new renewable energy technologies (electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Maryland & battery storage in Colorado); a Hawaiian university is moving to become the first 100% renewable campus; movement on an electric utility nuclear power plant bill in Minnesota that is slated to benefit utility shareholders; and an Indiana utility’s legislator friends are giving them a hand.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of March 19, 2018

Date: 20 Mar 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: A big milestone in California as it relates to renewable energy and peak demand percentage; a new, conservative clean energy organization in Indiana; isolated Maine communities considering microgrid technologies; and how a Politico Magazine writer is coming to understand the green economy and its contours.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – Week of March 5, 2018

Date: 9 Mar 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Big changes abound across the United States in local, renewable energy! We share stories of the increase in electrification across America, another small town joining the community choice aggregation trend in New England, a ballot initiative that would shift utilities to renewables in Arizona, and criticism of Duke’s “modernization” program and what it means for customer-owned renewables.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – Week of February 19, 2018

Date: 22 Feb 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: In Indiana, the wind down of net metering rules means that customers are scrambling for installation; a Kentucky anti-solar bill gains traction, and critics; this Michigan group is pushing a ballot initiative that will get the state to 30% renewable energy soon; and Virginia Democrats deal utility monopoly Dominion a harsh blow in flexing their monopolistic muscle in the state legislature.… Read More

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