Energy Self-Reliant States: New Report! Minnesota’s Value of Solar

A busy week for democratic energy!  Last week we: Released a comprehensive explainer on Minnesota’s value of solar policy. Fired back at the biggest solar leasing companies in their war on value of solar with An Enormous Question for ‘Solar Choice’. Published a presentation I gave at Electrons on the Run, a …

Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: Proposed Solar Standard is Cheap Compared to Minnesota Utilities’ Rate Increases

I wonder why Xcel Energy ignores solar when it asks ratepayers to finance 3 new natural gas plants for new peaking capacity in Minnesota, I interview Brian Minish about the remarkable 600-owner South Dakota Wind Partners community wind project, and Minnesota utilities fail to mention that the 1.33% rate hike proposed in the solar …

Are MLPs a Trojan Horse for Killing the PTC? – GTM Daily Newsletter

  LATEST NEWS: New Eagle-Kill Regulations for Wind Farms May Have Mixed Consequences  Patrick Donnelly-Shores – May 3, 2013 How will developers respond? Rhode Island Gets the Opower Treatment  Katherine Tweed – May 3, 2013 Another half-million utility customers join Opower’s ranks. Are Master Limited Partnerships a Trojan Horse for …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States

Coming to you from the distributed energy guru   I wonder why Xcel Energy ignores solar when it asks ratepayers to finance 3 new natural gas plants for new peaking capacity in Minnesota, I interview Brian Minish about the remarkable 600-owner South Dakota Wind Partners community wind project, and Minnesota utilities fail to mention that the …

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website:   China Launches $16 Billion Rectification Of Beijing’s Pollution Crisis *Shared Renewables Could Supercharge California’s Clean Energy Economy Current Solar Module Efficiency Nowhere Near Its Potential, Especially Thin-Film Solar & CPV (Chart) Sungevity Helps Non-Profit …

New Report: Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Yield High Energy Savings

NEWS RELEASE Media Contact: Patrick Kiker 202.507.4043 [email protected] New Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High Energy Savings Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2013): New technologies and innovative program designs are combining to create the next generation of energy efficiency programs that can meet the …

New Report: Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Yield High Energy Savings

New Report: Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Yield High Energy Savings     NEWS RELEASE New Report Reveals How Next Generation Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Utilities Achieve High Energy Savings   Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2013): New technologies and innovative program designs are combining to create the next …

Zerofootprint’s VELObill:Utility Bill of the Future wins the Popular Choice Award in US Department of Energy’s ‘Apps for Energy’ competition

New York June 6, 2012 – The future just got more intelligent.  New York based Zerofootprint’s VELObill: Utility Bill of the Future smart energy app just won the Grand Prize People’s Choice Award in the US Department of Energy’s Green Button “Apps for Energy” Competition, bumping up the nation’s energy …

Clean Clothes and Dishes for a Fraction of the Energy

News Energy Efficiency Clean Clothes and Dishes for a Fraction of the Energy Katherine Tweed – May 16, 2012 DOE releases new appliance standards, with more on the way.     News Smart Grid Opower Adds Utility Customers, Tests Smart Thermostats Jeff St. John – May 16, 2012 The startup with more …