The Advance of Democratic Energy

The #1 solar utility – in Iowa?  Check out the latest from our Local Energy Rules podcast, where we interview the general manager of a small cooperative utility that’s setting records for solar per customer, and customer participation in local clean energy.  Also, I was on KFAI radio in Minneapolis this morning …

NewNet: Schneider Electric makes $5bn offer for Invensys

15 July 2013 – Today’s Top Stories on NewNet Energy Capital Partners plans third fund at $4.3bn REpower completes installation of 325MW Thornton Bank offshore wind farm Latest on NewNet Find out in-depth industry opinion and insight with a premium subscription to New Energy World Network’s news site. NOT A …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: Why Master Limited Partnerships are a Lousy Policy for Solar, Wind, and Taxpayers

A thorough explanation of what’s in Minnesota’s new solar law (net metering, CLEAN/FIT, and more!) and why I think Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) would be a lousy idea for renewable energy. Sincerely, John Why Master Limited Partnerships are a Lousy Policy for Solar, Wind, and Taxpayers If you follow the renewable energy industry …

Alternative Energy : EU Biofuels and Indirect Land Use Change [VIDEO]

Alternative Energy EU Biofuels and Indirect Land Use Change [VIDEO] EU Tariffs on China Solar Panels Loom as Talks Fail Tracking Pending US Energy Legislation In One Place Global Grid Storage Market To Reach $10.4 Billion In 2017 Charge your mobile phone with formic acid? Cold climate wind energy showing …

Energy Self-Reliant States: 5 Barriers to and Solutions for Community Renewable Energy

I spent last week preparing for the release of my report on Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff programnext Monday (“Expect Delays – Reviewing Ontario’s ‘Buy Local’ Renewable Energy Program”) and spent much of the week working on the passage of a solar energy standard in Minnesota (it passed the House the week prior …

Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: 5 Barriers to and Solutions for Community Renewable Energy

I spent last week preparing for the release of my report on Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff programnext Monday (“Expect Delays – Reviewing Ontario’s ‘Buy Local’ Renewable Energy Program”) and spent much of the week working on the passage of a solar energy standard in Minnesota (it passed the House the week prior …

Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: A Local Solar Energy Standard for Minnesota

Here’s a short presentation about a Minnesota 10% solar energy standard coming up soon for discussion in the state legislature, with a financing mechanism that looks a lot like a CLEAN Program.  Greentechmedia also has an article about the proposed legislation (I was the primary source). Sincerely, John A Local Solar Energy Standard for …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States

I recognized a lot of you in attendance at the Community Renewable Energy webinar last Tuesday.  If you missed it (or want to refresh your memory), an audio slideshow and the downloadable slides of 5 barriers to community renewable energy is available. We’ve also got another new podcast, featuring a discussion of Gainesville’s …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: A Local Solar Energy Standard for Minnesota

10% solar for Minnesota? Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Here’s a short presentation about a Minnesota 10% solar energy standard coming up soon for discussion in the state legislature, with a financing mechanism that looks a lot like a CLEAN Program.  Greentechmedia also has an article about …