Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of September 18, 2017

This Week in Energy Democracy News:

Representative Fred Upton and Valerie Brader discuss the important of energy security legislation in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; 40 year old PURPA law is under question; and Illinois Utilities are making new plans under a new energy law.


Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

Update November 2016: From now on, we’ll keep the most recent data on the program’s development in this post

Get Charged Up About Drive Electric Week

Electric vehicle sales are surging, and the trend shows no signs of stopping — particularly as the battery technology that powers them enables longer trips and comes at a lower cost. The first electric cars hit the market more than 100 years ago, but this time, there’s plenty of reasons to believe they’re not only here to say — but poised to fundamentally shift both transportation and the way we interact with the grid.

An Overlooked Solution for Competitive and Local Renewable Power

A 40-year-old federal law has a new life in promoting a competitive U.S. clean energy market because of falling costs for wind and solar. But despite its lofty potential, the policy remains trapped between regulatory obstacles and utility resistance — forcing communities across the country to leave significant economic benefits on the table.

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of September 4, 2017

This week in Energy Democracy news:

A writer from Vox breaks down why most monopoly electric utilities suck, West Virginia’s state parks implement an extensive EV charging network, and a useful rundown of the rooftop solar fight that’s consumed Nevada’s politics.

The simple reason most power utilities suck by David Roberts, Vox