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Video: Break the Chains, Build Local Power

Since our founding in 1974, we have worked to rewrite the rules and empower communities to choose their own future. Across several vital economic sectors, we help break the corporate stranglehold that extracts wealth from local economies and undermines democracy.

We give communities the tools to build a strong local economy themselves.

From banking to energy, healthy soils to community-owned Internet networks, time and again we have shown that when we level the playing field for individuals and businesses, we improve our economy and the quality of life for all citizens.

In St. Peter, MN, A Solar Fee Blossoms

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The Nicolett County Courthouse in St. Peter, MN., whose city motto is “Where History & Progress Meet.”

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of April 25, 2016

This week in Energy Democracy:

The story of a Microgrid in Brooklyn, learning how ComEdison took aim at a solar power law in Chicago, and, finally, another week, another set of ballot initiatives on the solar energy debate.

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Sharply higher rooftop solar potential increases potential for energy self-reliance by John Farrell, CleanTechnica

Instead of Lobbying, Top 25 Utilities Could Have Doubled U.S. Solar Capacity

placeholderThe Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute just released a report analyzing the top 25 U.S.

Talk Up Solar Energy Where You Live!

Whether you live in a single-family residence or a multi-family community, there is probably a great opportunity to take advantage of sunlight that falls on your roof to generate clean local electricity!

For example, if you live in a single-family home in North Texas, check out Go Solar at Home to learn about rooftop solar, do a little homework, and if you are interested, enroll to obtain quotes from local solar installation companies.

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of April 11, 2016

This week in Energy Democracy:

We get the details on the policies blocking Microgrids implementation, learn about how Massachusetts raises their net metering cap but lowers reimbursement rate, and how we have the power for 100% renewable energy.

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Sharply higher rooftop solar potential increases potential for energy self-reliance by John Farrell, CleanTechnica

Sharply Higher Rooftop Solar Potential Increases Opportunity for Energy Self-Reliance

placeholderEarlier this year, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory released a new estimate of rooftop solar potential, an update to 2008 figures we used in our landmark state-by-state energy atlas, Energy Self-Relian

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