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MORE NEWS, OPINION & RESOURCES
- OPINION: Vermont offers a peek at a solar energy future, Reuters article contributed by Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and adjunct faculty at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. When it comes to green energy innovation, there are few American states that innovate like Vermont. Last month, Vermont’s biggest power utility – Green Mountain Power (GMP) – launched a peer-to-peer energy sales platform that will allow businesses to buy locally generated renewable power from other Vermonters. For businesses going green or wanting to go green, this makes a ton of sense.
- Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Website
- A new decade demands new leadership in climate policy advocacy, GreenBiz article contributed by Victoria Mills, Managing Director, Environmental Defense Fund. As BlackRock Chairman Larry Fink writes in his latest letter to CEOs, “Climate change has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects.” He’s right: the impacts of climate change on businesses are hard to overstate. According to the federal reserve, climate-related events already have cost the U.S. economy over $500 billion in the last five years, and could shrink GDP by as much as 10.5 percent by the end of the century. More disturbingly, recent studies show we may be significantly underestimating climate risk, which makes managing that risk difficult for businesses indeed.
- GreenBiz Videos
- New program hopes to help 100 Wisconsin schools go solar, WMTV
- Arizona utility seeks 400 MW of solar power, 200 MW of it on Navajo tribal lands, PV Magazine
- Use of solar power grows in Dayton, Dayton Daily News
SOLAR LEASES FOR LANDOWNERS
Understanding Important Solar Lease Terms, Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage, by Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive. Thirty-two states currently include storage in their planning requirement and more than 20 states have passed some type of legislation providing incentives, target or planning rules for storage, according to Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO at the Energy Storage Association (ESA).
“If transmission costs continue to increase and distribution companies can make investments on the distribution system… I think they’re going to deploy storage to avoid transmission charges.” – Judy Chang, Principal, Brattle Group