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Community-Scale Renewables

 

First Nations Resources

Rural Electric Cooperatives: 3 Different Approaches to Reducing the Cost of Community-Scale Solar; Kevin Brehm, Thomas Koch Blank, Rocky Mountain Institute, Apr 13, 2016

Climate Change Could Put Tribes' Electric Systems at Risk; Bobby Magill, Climate Central, Sep 8, 2015

Native American Tribes Developing Their Lands' Solar Resources; Nora Caley, Solar Industry, October 10, 2013

Renewable Energy Leases on Tribal Lands: Enhanced Sovereignty and Increased Responsibility; David Nahai, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, May 2, 2013

First Major U.S. Solar Project Approved on Tribal Land; Steve Leone, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, June 22, 2012

Native Americans Endorse Feed-in Tariffs for Oregon; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, June 12, 2012 (via RenewableEnergyWorld.com) [Find the resolution here...]

Tribal Lands: An Emerging Market for Renewable Energy Development; Tara S. Kaushik, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, April 25, 2012

Tribal Renewable Energy Projects: Balance Opportunity with Caution; Nancy J. Appleby Esq., Appleby Law PLLC, Renewable Energy World, February 20, 2012

 

 

Community Power

2016

Will a new trend in community solar inspire LA County to start its own utility?; Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Aug 20, 2016

Q&A: How solar could change the face of low-income energy assistance; Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News, Aug 15, 2016

Breaking Ground: New Models That Deliver Energy Solutions to Low-Income Customers; Coreina CHan, Kendall Ernst, James Newcomb, Rocky Mountain Institute, Jul 2016

The Power of Community: How community-owned renewable energy can help Ontario create a powerful economic advantage; Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc., Jun 2016
       Executive Summary; Full Report

Introducing: Community Solar Is Coming To Oregon!; Sarah Ryan-Knox, Citizens Utility Board fo Oregon, Jun 28, 2016

China surges further ahead in solar power production; Lucas Mearian, Computer World, Jul 25, 2016

Local Utilities Have Lost Local Control; Abigail Feola, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Jun 23, 2016

New Ruling Opens Up 400 GW Renewables Market; Kevin Brehm, Joseph Goodman, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Institute, Jun 21, 2016

Maryland Scores 3 out of 4 on Principles for a Good Community Solar Program; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Jun 16, 2016

Community-Supported Development: A First Step to Community Solar for All; Kieran Coleman, Laurie Guevara-Stone, Rocky Mountain Institute, Jun 9, 2016

Community Solar: A Cost-Effective Bridge away from Net Metering?; Kieran Coleman, Anothony Teixeira, Rocky Mountain Institute, May 26, 2016

How Low-Income Households Can Take Advantage Of Renewable Energy And Efficiency; Marlene Cimons, ThinkProgress, May 13, 2015

Social Benefits of Renewable Energies: Creating the Environment for Societal Ownership – Lessons learned from Germany's Energiewende; Dr Sebastian Helgenberger, IASS Potsdam Blog, Mar 10, 2016

Renewables offer glimmer of hope for isolated reservations; Abby Kessler, E&E Publishing, Apr 27, 2016

Electric co-op in Texas to host up to 15 MW of distributed community solar; Christian Roselund, PV Magazine, Apr 26, 2016

Solar gardens grow slowly out West; Mark Jaffe, High Country News, April 25, 2016

A Microgrid Grows in Brooklyn; Morgen E. Peck, Scientific American, Apr 22, 2016

Sunshine and Ownership: A Cooperative Solar Garden Blooms in North Minneapolis; Matt Grimley, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Apr 20, 2016

Is The Future Of Solar Bright In Oregon?; KLCC News, Apr 14, 2016

Solar Energy Surge In Washington Leads To Reduced Incentives; Tom Banse, KLCC News, Apr 13, 2016

Rural Electric Cooperatives: 3 Different Approaches to Reducing the Cost of Community-Scale Solar; Kevin Brehm, Thomas Koch Blank, Rocky Mountain Institute, Apr 13, 2016

City's 100% green plan seeks overhaul in electricity buying; Anne C. Mulkern, E&E Publishing, Apr 8, 2016

Why Rural Electric Cooperatives Are Opting for Community-Scale Solar; Kevin Brehm, Joseph Goodman, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Institute, Mar 31, 2016

How utility collaboration can cut community solar costs up to 40%; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Mar 28, 2016

Why this new solar market could be set to explode; Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, Mar 24, 2016

Why people come together in community projects; Craig Morris, Energy Transition, Mar 24, 2016

5 Reasons Community-Scale Solar is a Multi-GW Market Opportunity; Rocky Mountain Institute, Mar 17, 2016

Making Community Solar Work for Low-Income Customers; Steve Calechman, greenTech:Media, Mar 14, 2016

Are Rural Electric Cooperatives Driving or Just Dabbling in Community Solar?; Nick Stumo-Langer, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Mar 11, 2016

When Communities Choose Their Energy, They Get a Better Deal; Jigar Shah and Russ Hancock, greenTech:Media, Mar 01, 2016

Companies launch first US community solar trade group; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Feb 10, 2016

Alberta solar co-operative to offer shares; Jeffrey Jones, The Globe and Mail, Jan 13, 2016

 

2015

Energy Democracy: Inside Californians' Game-Changing Plan for Community-Owned Power; Al Weinrub, YES! Magazine, Nov 12, 2015

Solar Power Without Solar Panels; ClearPath, 2015

First of 704 Photovoltaic Panels to Be Installed at Oregon's First Community Solar Project in Bend, Oregon; Cascade Business News, Nov 10, 2015

The co-benefits of community energy; Craig Morris, Energy Transition, Oct 8, 2015

HECO proposes new community renewables program; Robert Walton, Utility Dive, Oct 5, 2015

Community wind projects have no chance in Ontario and South Africa; Nicole Weinhold / Craig Morris, Renewables International, Oct 5, 2015

IREC Comments to Oregon PUC on Community Solar Program Designs and Attributes, UM 1746; Sara Baldwin Auck, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Sep 25, 2015

San Francisco community choice aggregation program delayed; Robert Walton, Utility Dive, Sep 29, 2015

CPS Energy tackles the cost shift by building solar on its own terms; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Sep 29, 2015

IREC Comments to Oregon PUC on Community Solar Program Designs and Attributes, UM 1746; Sara Baldwin Auck, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Sep 25, 2015

International Symposium on Community Power Held During hte Husum Wind Fair; World Wind Energy Association, Sep 23, 2015

Green Mountain Power launches Vermont 'solar sharing' program; Robert Walton, Utility Dive, Sep 22, 2015

Group says IRS ruling could promote community solar projects; Wilson Ring, Associated Press, Sep 2, 2015

Inside New York's aggressive new community shared renewables program; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Jul 30, 2015

Why solar for low-income communities?; Community Power Network

NRG Energy Launches a Community Solar Business With 100MW in the Pipeline; Julia Pyper, greentechSolar, Jul 27, 2015

New York's new community net metering makes solar accessible; Amanda H. Miller, Clean Energy Authority, Jul 20, 2015

Growing public utility Sonoma Clean Power ousts PG&E from county; Robert Walton, Utility Dive, Jun 3, 2015

3 Sonoma County cities pull plug on PG&E; David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 1, 2015

Clean Energy Collective Brings Largest Shared Solar Solution to Washington State; Solar Novus, May 22, 2015

Shared Solar: Current Landscape, Market Potential, and the Impact of Federal Securities Regulation; David Feldman, Anna M. Brockway, Elaine Ulrich, and Robert Margolis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Apr 2015

California communities seize control of their energy futures; David Roberts grist.org, Feb 25, 2015

Why Dept of Energy is going big on community shared solar; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Feb 12, 2015

Ohio towns look to aggregation for clean energy goals; Douglas J. Guth, Midwest Energy News, Feb 05, 2015

2014

Xcel gets 427 solar garden applications in Minnesota; David Shaffer, Star Tribune, Dec 19, 2014

Community Solar Allows Utilities to Adapt, Thrive as Energy Landscape Evolves; Emily Hois, Renewable Energy World, Oct 23, 2014

Community Shared Solar: Policy and Regulatory Considerations; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sep 2014

Why Local Energy Ownership Matters; John Farrell, Renewable Energy World,
Sept 29, 2014
     Advantage Local: Why Local Energy Ownership Matters; Full Report

Investing in Solar Bonds with SolarShare; Tim Conneally, Green Chip Stocks, Sept 19, 2014

Hawaii's utilities plan for 67% renewables by 2030; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Sept 3, 2014

Two Thumbs Up – Oxford Community Energy Co-op; Glen Estil, Wind Blog, Aug 5, 2014

For Minnesota churches, clean energy is a higher calling; Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News, Aug 29, 2014

Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs; Interstate Renewable Energy Council, June 2013

A Guide to Community Shared Solar: Utility, Private, and Nonprofit Project Development; Jason Coughlin, Jennifer Grove, Linda Irvine, et. al., National Renewable Laboratory, May 2012

US DOE's $15 Million Push to Expand Affordable, Community Solar; Emily Hois, Renewable Energy World, April 25, 2014

The role of energy co-ops; Craig Morris, Renewables International, April 22, 2014

Clean Energy Collective Digs into Solar Gardens in Massachusetts; Chris Meehan, Renewable Energy World, January 16, 2014

2013

Please, in My Backyard: How renewable energy cooperatives advanced citizen involvment in the Germany energy transition; Andreas Wieg, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, December 2013

Dutch Wind Turbine Purchase Sets World Crowdfunding Record; Tildy Bayar, Renewable Energy World, September 24, 2013

Please, in My Backyard: How renewable energy cooperatives advanced citizen involvment in the Germany energy transition; Andreas Wieg, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, December 2013

The One Thing Obama's Climate Policy Can't Leave Out; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, June 20, 2013

Two Ways Americans May Get More Ownership of their Energy Future; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Mar 20, 2013

Community-Owned Transmission?; John Farrell, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, March 12, 2013

Community Solar Tool: Project Planning Support; The Resource Innovations Group, February 2013

2012

Schleswig-Holstein Will Double Wind Capacity on Land; Paul Gipe, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, December 28, 2012

Minnesota's First Community Solar Project Doubles Down on Local; John Farrell, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, December 18, 2012

Wind Power Adds Jobs and Increases Wealth in Rural Communities; Marsha W. Johnston, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, October 12, 2012

Crowdfunding for Community Power?; John Farrell, September 5, 2012

Community Wind Power: Local Power for Local People; BWE: German Wind Energy Association, June 2012

Solar rooftops sought in poor communities; Bernice Yeung, California Watch, April 16, 2012

PACE Financing on the Rebound; Jeff St. John, greentech:enterprise, February 10, 2012

Obama's Renewable-Energy Plan: Let's Raise the Roof; Jesse Morris, Rocky Mountain Institute, January 27, 2012

Renewables Now Provide 12 Percent of Domestic Energy, Clean Edge News, January 05, 2012

PACE-ing in Purgatory: Outlook for Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, By Jordan M. Collins, Mintz Levin, January 19, 2012

2011

Group Purchase Gets Residential Solar to Grid Parity in Los Angeles; John Farrell, Renewable Energy World, December 5, 2011

Australia's Carbon Price Should Support the New Community Energy Sector; Dan Cass, Renewable Energy World, November 14, 2011

Bringing Energy Closer to Home: Why Distributed Generation Works, Jeff Bladen, Renewable Energy World, September 14, 2011

Solar Gardens to Bring (d)emocratic Solar Power to Colorado, John Farrell, Renewable Energy World, April 11, 2011

California Study Finds Distributed Generation Worth Five Cents/kWh In Avoided Transmission Costs; Community Power: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California, Al Weinrub, February 2011

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