Berkeley puts equitable climate action on the ballot

When cities have done their part to power the community with clean electricity, the final push of the clean energy transition rests on individuals. Still, individuals can come together, pass innovative local policy, and hold themselves accountable to a clean and equitable ethos. In this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks […]

Report: 47 states could meet 100% of electricity needs using in-state renewables

Energy Self-Reliant States 2020: The Third Edition A report by Maria McCoy and John Farrell, released September 2020 A nation of renewable-powered, job-generating, self-reliant states is within reach – and necessary. Click to read the full report If each U.S. state took full advantage of its renewable resources, how much electricity would it produce? How […]

Is energy still a “natural monopoly”?

In this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, we feature host John Farrell’s interview with Scott Hempling for ILSR’s Building Local Power podcast. Scott Hempling is an author, expert witness, lawyer, and law professor specializing in utility regulatory issues. Their discussion covers the changing ideas around natural monopolies, the consolidation of such monopolies in recent years, […]