25 Reasons for 25D Direct Pay: Why Solar Tax Incentives Should Benefit More Americans

Date: 15 Oct 2021 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The residential solar Investment Tax Credit is the main federal incentive for rooftop solar, but many Americans — especially low-income households — aren’t able to benefit from it. Here are 25 reasons why Congress should make this tax credit more equitable.… Read More

Massachusetts’s Community Solar Program

Date: 13 Oct 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Massachusetts enabled virtual net metering in 2008’s Green Communities Act and the state has incentivized community solar development through several programs. This post summarizes the policy and compiles additional Massachusetts community solar resources.… Read More

Utility Conflict of Interest is at the Heart of Minnesota’s Solar Interconnection Frustration

Date: 4 Oct 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In these reply comments to the Minnesota PUC, ILSR points out that as long as the utility’s interest is to profit off of new generation assets, it cannot successfully manage grid access for third parties.… Read More

New Power Generation Quarterly: 2021 Q2

Date: 29 Sep 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Fossil gas contributed only five percent of new power plant capacity in the second quarter of 2021. Gas has pitched in less than 10 percent in four of the last eight quarters. Here’s the latest update from ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative.… Read More

National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Date: 13 Sep 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

20 states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy. This quarterly update (2021 Q2) shows the capacity built in states with most active programs: Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.… Read More

Queremos Sol: Seeking Solar Power for All Puerto Rican Homes — Episode 138 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 9 Sep 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Ingrid Vila discuss why rooftop solar should power every home in Puerto Rico, reducing residential electricity rates and covering basic needs during future crises.… Read More

Oregon’s Community Solar Program

Date: 7 Jul 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Passed in 2016, Section 22 of SB 1547 establishes a program for community solar projects. The Oregon Solar Dashboard tracks developments by year. This post summarizes the policy and compiles additional Oregon community solar resources.… Read More

New Power Generation Quarterly: 2021 Q1

Date: 2 Jul 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wind energy took the prize for the most new generating capacity in the first quarter of 2021, which included the first utility-owned offshore wind project. Here’s the latest update from ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative. … Read More

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