Green Groups Sue Alabama Regulators for Penalizing Private Solar Power Adoption

Green Groups Sue Alabama Regulators for Penalizing Private Solar Power Adoption

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against Alabama state regulators, alleging that the state’s utilities are using fees to discourage the private adoption of solar power. The case was filed by The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Ragsdale LLC on Monday on the Alabama Public Service Commission. Plaintiffs include four […]

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Environmental Coalition Proposes Solar Roadmap for Justice

Environmental Coalition Proposes Solar Roadmap for Justice

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer This week, a coalition of environmental organizations released a solar power roadmap for the Biden-Harris administration. The proposal, sponsored by Earthjustice, Coalition for Community Solar Access, and the NAACP, emphasizes equitable access to clean energy in the race to meet the administration’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2035. The only way to […]

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“Solar Canals” Could Provide California with Power, Conserve Water Resources

“Solar Canals” Could Provide California with Power, Conserve Water Resources

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study from UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz has found that establishing “solar canals” using California’s 4,000-mile freshwater canal system could provide half of the power capacity needed to meet the state’s decarbonization goals. By laying solar panels over the canal system, the state could produce 13 gigawatts of power, prevent evaporation of […]

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Texas Governor Signs Retaliatory Order In Response to Biden Climate Action

Texas Governor Signs Retaliatory Order In Response to Biden Climate Action

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed his own executive order last Thursday in response to President Joe Biden’s executive orders on climate change aimed at transitioning the U.S. away from fossil fuel use and toward a clean energy economy, pause drilling on federal lands, and targeting federal fossil fuel subsidies. […]

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One Sunny Thing: Solar Power Eclipses by 2030

One Sunny Thing: Solar Power Eclipses by 2030

According to a new study by the energy analysts at Wood Mackenzie, the cost of solar power is expected to decrease another 15%-25% over the next decade due to developing technologies already in the pipeline, which could make it the lowest-cost power source in the U.S. by 2030.  Solar is poised for both U.S. and […]

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Tribes Increasingly Looking to Renewables for Energy Independence click button

Tribes Increasingly Looking to Renewables for Energy Independence

Increasingly many tribal communities are working to develop renewables on tribal lands because it will save them money, provide good-paying jobs, and also fight the climate crisis. 

Why This Matters:  Native American tribes are infrastructure poor and have struggled with affordable electricity on reservations that are often isolated — far from the grid.

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