Commentary: Removing Co-op Oversight Jeopardizes Rural Solar

Date: 8 Feb 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Published in Midwest Energy News, this commentary from ILSR energy researchers John Farrell & Karlee Weinmann details a Minnesota legislative action that would reduce oversight of rural electric cooperatives. “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.”… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – February 29, 2016

Date: 2 Mar 2016 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Energy Democracy:  Palo Alto, California considers a new solar contract under $40 per megawatt hour. Rural electric cooperatives start getting into solar. Big Ohio utilities are prompting the ire of citizens. Featured Stories: FirstEnergy, AEP deals in … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of January 18, 2016

Date: 20 Jan 2016 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Nevada continues to draw battle lines between NV Energy/PUC and Nevada citizens. Now that the Investment Tax Credit has been extended, the pinch between policy and practice falls on the states. Community Solar “wins” in … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of January 4, 2016

Date: 6 Jan 2016 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Nevada slashes Net Metering policy. Solar investment tax credit gets an extension from Congress. Midwest Energy News’ 2015 year in review focuses on the fight between utilities and everyone else. Featured Stories: Fixed charges, ‘bailouts’ … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of December 7, 2015

Date: 8 Dec 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Tea Party leader champions solar energy in Florida. Energy fixed-charges rise in Omaha, so does the pitch of opposition. Rooftop solar reaches such a prevalence that it is now being tracked by the Energy Information … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of September 21st, 2015

Date: 24 Sep 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Midwest Energy News’ Bentham Paulos’ new analysis of mid-western cities charts different implementations of distributed generation resources. Wisconsin ‘health hazard’ ruling could shock wind industry Texans see long-term benefit in distributed generation. Featured Stories: Beyond … Read More

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