Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of April 1, 2019

Date: 1 Apr 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: Puerto Rico passed an ambitious renewable energy bill committing to 100% renewables by 2050, however natural gas infrastructure plans could complicate things. According to a new study, locally generated solar and wind energy could replace about three-fourths of electricity generated by U.S. coal plants for less than the cost of continuing to operate those plants. Plus, the story of how co-ops are bringing solar power to rural America. … Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of March 18, 2019

Date: 19 Mar 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

By 2050, solar panel prices are likely to drop in half, meaning solar could account for 40% of the world’s electricity. Arkansas is planning to allow third-party financing for solar installations, despite pushback from utilities.  Electric busses will hit the road in Hawaii as the state takes steps towards reaching it’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. … Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of March 4, 2019

Date: 4 Mar 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In California, lawmakers introduced a “Solar Bill of Rights” for home and business owners burdened with fees for generating and storing electricity on their properties. Illinois lawmakers introduced a bill to impliment 100% renewable energy by 2050. Wisconsin also joins the 100% renewable energy bandwagon with a proposal from the governor requiring the state’s utilities be carbon-free by 2050.
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Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of February 4, 2019

Date: 4 Feb 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

States are stepping up to the plate to combat climate change. Despite a focus on federal level change, most policy progress has actually happened at the state level. This week, Massachusetts joined their ranks in a big way by introducing legislation requiring 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. Plus, New Mexico joins 18 other states in a national renewable energy coalition.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of January 22, 2019

Date: 22 Jan 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Signs are pointing to a big year for electric vehicles adoption. Coal plants continue to shutter due to costs despite the administration’s insistence on bringing back coal jobs. Plus, Washington, D.C. joins the ranks of cities that have committed to 100% renewable energy. The D.C. clean energy bill is one of the most ambitious signed into law yet, mandating 100% renewable energy by 2032.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of November 26, 2018

Date: 27 Nov 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Over 200 mayors from all 50 states signed onto a letter calling for more solar power deployment. They cited the both economic and environmental benefits. Solar photovoltaic panels have declined in cost by 99% over the past few decades thanks to smart public policy. A new study illustrates the economic viability of Minnesota reaching its renewable energy goals by 2050. Plus, electric vehicles adoption is spreading in the central U.S.… Read More

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