We are hearing that SB 313 in Georgia, AT&T’s bill to overrule local authority, will be turned into a study bill. Despite the strong support of the Senate Majority Leader, the bill lost su… Continue reading
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Update 4/6/12: The increased cost of a home built to the 2012 code in Illinois will increase the home’s cost by $1500 (~$6 a month) but save $33 per month in energy costs. In energy policy, lawmakers often prefer carrots to sticks because it minimizes the opposition. But mandatory rules, like building energy codes, can… Continue reading
We are honored to be named by Government Technology to be among the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in the nation. We are passionate about the role local governments can play in expanding … Continue reading
For tourists and residents alike, much of Colorado is one amazing vista after the next. I nearly circumnavigated it on a recent trip and was re-blown away at how incrediblely beautiful it is (… Continue reading
Kentucky is considering a bill that would significantly change rural telephone service in the state. An editorial examines in issue here. We signed on to a letter opposing the bill, reprinted … Continue reading
In a New York Times SundayReview piece last week – Drawing the Line at Power Lines – Elisabeth Rosenthal suggested that our desire for clean energy will require significant tradeoffs: There are pipelines, trains, trucks and high-voltage transmission lines. None of them are pretty, and all have environmental drawbacks. But if you want to drive… Continue reading
Update 3/27/12: added clarification to text and chart that prices include federal tax incentives If the cost of electricity were the only factor in energy discussions, we’d probably have a lot more coal and a lot less renewable energy. But the truth is that renewable energy can compete on cost and distributed renewable energy has… Continue reading
The SEC has moved network neutrality from the murky back rooms of day-to-day operations into the bright light of of shareholder resolutions.
This is a significant turn for the SEC and it … Continue reading
Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed a new byline this week starting with the OpenCape post – ILSR welcomes back Becca Vargo Daggett. Becca is doing some research and writing for us that will show up on MuniNetworks.org and in upcoming publications.
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This post was originally titled Residential Solar for $2.24 per Watt in Germany? The Germans are debating significant revisions to their landmark renewable energy policy, and instead of declaring the death of the German solar market, Americans should focus on why solar still costs so much on this side of the Atlantic. After a significant… Continue reading