New Power Generation Quarterly: Annual Update — 2021

Date: 24 Mar 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

37.6 gigawatts of electric generation capacity were added to the grid in 2021, and for the first time, nearly half of that was solar. Here’s the latest update from ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative. … Read More

National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Date: 8 Mar 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

20 states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy. This quarterly update (2021 Q4) 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

New Power Generation Quarterly: 2021 Q3

Date: 3 Jan 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A surge of new solar power surpassed the growth of wind, gas, and coal in the third quarter of 2021, with solar contributing 54 percent of new power generation capacity. Here’s the latest update from ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative.… Read More

National Community Solar Programs Tracker 2021 Q3

Date: 13 Dec 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 Q3) 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

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

Date: 15 Oct 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 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

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