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Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of December 26, 2016

This week in Energy Democracy news:

A large energy bill passed Michigan, Arizona de-valued solar power, and much more excitement in this year-end Energy Democracy media roundup!

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Arizona vote puts an end to net metering to solar customers by Julia Pyper, GreenTech Media

Dear Santa…ILSR’s Federal Energy Policy Wish List

A new administration critical of clean energy imposes vast uncertainty on a U.S. energy sector that in recent years has tiptoed toward greater local control and increased renewable energy generation. This year, our federal policy wish list includes a series of items that would keep up the trend and deliver economic benefits to communities nationwide.

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of December 12, 2016

This week in Energy Democracy news:

Rural Minnesota communities are finding the value of renewable energy, the city of Boulder is committing to 100% renewable energy, and a reexamination of citizen energy initiatives in spite of monopoly utility’s opposition.

Featured Stories

To lease or to own your solar array (infographic) by John Farrell, CleanTechnica

Video: Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy? Webinar

placeholderplaceholderOn December 5th, John Farrell delivered a webinar presentation detailing the findings of our recent report, Is Bigger Best in Renewable Energy? In this presentation, Farrell discusses how conventional wisdom sugge

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of November 28, 2016

This week in Energy Democracy news:

With national energy policy stagnant (for the moment) states and cities are taking the lead in growing distributed generation and renewable energy such as new 100% renewable commitments in St. Petersburg, Florida and newly approved renewable projects in Greater Minnesota.

Featured Stories:

Why is green pricing a premium when wind power is cheap? by John Farrell, CleanTechnica

Amid Murky Energy Outlook, Some Reasons To Be Thankful [Infographic]

placeholderWithout a clear policy plan from President-Elect Donald Trump, the nation’s energy future hangs in the balance. But in a year that saw an influx of state-level ballot initiatives targeting action in the energy sector, a murky (or hostile) federal landscape will only deepen calls for action in statehouses and city halls.

In New England, Cooperative Values Drive Solar Growth – Episode 41 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

New England offers some of the nation’s biggest incentives for renewable energy generation, but high upfront costs and complicated financing mean many residents are still missing out on the opportunity to go solar. But one cooperative, with a series of pioneering programs, is beginning to change that.

Virtual Net Metering

Net metering is a common distributed renewable energy policy in the United States, allowing individuals to “turn back” their meter (and reduce their electric bill) by generating on-site electricity. But utility accounting systems typically prevent people from sharing the output from a single, common solar or wind project.

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of November 14, 2016

This week in Energy Democracy news:

Battles abound over energy policy across the United States, small town renewable energy builds local communities, and new interstate highway electric vehicle infrastructure proposed.

Featured Stories

Being Black still a barrier to rural cooperative board membership by John Farrell, CleanTechnica

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