Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of October 15, 2018

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

Several states pushed ahead with ambitious renewable energy goals. In Arizona, regulators are planning to adopt an 80% clean energy plan while Minnesota adds an incentive to attract residential customers to community solar. Since 2008, at least 35 programs have been started nationwide to improve solar power access to low income communities. Plus, Massachusetts is ranked the most energy efficient state.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of October 1, 2018

Date: 2 Oct 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new survey reveals the majority of U.S. voters think utilities should not be able to block residential solar. Microgrids are gaining traction in the midwest, starting with Illinois. In California, Los Angeles leads with the most clean-energy jobs in the nation. Kansas solar customers could see demand charges dwindle their cost savings.  Inside the Department of Energy, a small agency continues its pursuit of long-term energy storage.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of September 17, 2018

Date: 18 Sep 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: Community solar is making solar power more accessible to underserved communities. With the onset of Hurricane Florence, homeowners look to solar and storage instead of generators for backup power. In Arizona, voters will consider a 50% renewable energy ballot initiative come November. States struggle to find a replacement for net metering as rooftop solar expands. South Carolina considers extending net metering through March.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of August 6, 2018

Date: 7 Aug 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: Renewable energy now provides more electricity than nuclear power in over half of the U.S. Community solar is fueling the renewable energy revolution, helping bridge the renewables accessibility gap for those who lack access to rooftop solar. Also, states vow to fight back against Trump’s proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards. In Maine, towns are adopting solar despite a resistant governor. In Massachusetts, an energy bill passes but fails to lift net metering caps. Plus, New York regulators make plans to increase solar subsidies.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of July 23, 2018

Date: 24 Jul 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy news: All over the U.S. utilities are facing increased energy competition thanks to cheaper renewable alternatives including solar and storage options. Consequently, Utility companies in the midwest are struggling to get new gas plants approved. More on this in John Farrell’s new Solar+Storage Report. In South Carolina, legislators and regulators scramble to find a way forward as residents hit the net metering cap. In New England, states are re-examining subsidies to clean energy and net metering all together.… Read More

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