Written by Tina Casey, CleanTechnica
Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy legislative session over in the great state of Michigan, where policy makers are considering the idea that putting solar panels on farmland is a good thing. If the state does relax its restrictions, look for other US states to amp up the solar power rush. Read more here.
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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- Proposed Iowa solar fee meets resistance, faces uncertain future, Sioux City Journal
- Lakewood Councilman touts solar co-ops as part of local Green New Deal, Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Energy projects coming to Galesburg, ROWVA, Williamsfield schools, Galesburg Register-Mail
- California’s solar power record setting season is here, PV Magazine
- In trial run for hurricane season, South Miami’s solar-powered mayor went off the grid, Miami Herald
- Environment America’s Shining Cities 2019 Report
- Report ranks Salt Lake City 11th nationwide for solar energy, KUTV
- Honolulu shines as leader in solar watts per capita, Renewables Now
Los Angeles is the US city with the most installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, while Honolulu is the leader when it comes to solar power per person, according to a new report.
- Report details solar installation strides made by public power cities, American Public Power Association
- Top ten US states by wind energy capacity, Power Technology
100% RENEWABLE ENERGY NEWS
- Washington 100% renewable bill passes both Houses, PV Magazine
Washington is looking to become the fourth state to make the move to 100% renewable electricity, with only a Senate review and the hand of Governor Inslee left in the way of SB 5116.
- Homeowners play a role in Atlanta’s Clean Energy Plan, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Developed by the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, the Clean Energy Plan was approved in March by the City Council. It offers the framework to overhaul energy usage of municipal operations and the community with short- and long-term strategies aimed at achieving 100% clean energy by 2035.
- Green Mountain Power on 100% clean energy: hold my beer, PV Magazine
The Vermont utility has set a plan to decarbonize more aggressively than even Washington DC, as the second utility know to pv magazine to set a 100% clean electricity target.
NEBRASKA IN THE NEWS HERE
- NPPD, OPPD detail response to flooding, severe weather, American Public Power Association
- OPPD accelerating streetlight program in 2019, The Wire, OPPD Blog
- Major American data center operators often use shell companies to obscure their identities during negotiations with local authorities and businesses. For example, Google used Sharka LLC when it was planning a campus in Midlothian, Texas, and Jasmine Development LLC in Henderson, Nevada. Facebook previously contracted space as Raven Northbrook in Nebraska.
- Previously Posted: Google announces plans to build data center in Nebraska; signs point to Omaha area, Omaha World-Herald. Officials have stayed quiet on which company is behind the curtain of the mysteriously titled Project Wizard.
- EGEB: Wisconsin utility solar a go, towering Texas turbines, Puerto Rico renewables, and more, Electrek