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Report: Could Existing Water Pipes Replace Dirty Energy Utilities?

Report: Could Existing Water Pipes Replace Dirty Energy Utilities?

Lilli Ambort

October 13, 2020

This report explores water main geothermal: a novel, affordable way to decarbonize home heating and air conditioning using existing city water mains.  READ MORE


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Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

Why Minnesota's Community Solar Program is the Best

John Farrell

October 26, 2020

Minnesota's community solar program hit 739 megawatts in October 2020, enough to power more than 100,000 homes each year or about as much capacity as a typical nuclear power plant!  READ MORE


Berkeley Puts Equitable Climate Action on the Ballot — Episode 115 of Local Energy Rules

Berkeley Puts Equitable Climate Action on the Ballot — Episode 115 of Local Energy Rules

Maria McCoy

October 21, 2020

In this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Ben Paulos discuss how voting yes to a climate equity action fund (Measure HH) will advance Berkeley’s zero carbon goal — all while advancing energy equity.  READ MORE


Local Control Clears the Path to a Clean Energy Future

Local Control Clears the Path to a Clean Energy Future

Katie Kienbaum

October 15, 2020

Almost 200 local and state governments across the country have pledged to transition their communities to 100% renewable energy. To meet these goals, communities need more control over their electricity supply.  READ MORE


Report: Could Existing Water Pipes Replace Dirty Energy Utilities?

Report: Could Existing Water Pipes Replace Dirty Energy Utilities?

Lilli Ambort

October 13, 2020

This report explores water main geothermal: a novel, affordable way to decarbonize home heating and air conditioning using existing city water mains.  READ MORE


Voices of 100%: Gainesville’s Utilities Craft Path to Zero Carbon — Episode 114 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Voices of 100%: Gainesville’s Utilities Craft Path to Zero Carbon — Episode 114 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Drew Birschbach

October 7, 2020

For this episode of the Voices of 100% series, host John Farrell speaks with city commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos and climate advocate Bob Tancig of Gainesville, Fla. about the city’s renewable energy prospects.  READ MORE