Utilities Kill Solar Bill Despite Majority Support In SC House

By Sammy Fretwell, Thestate.com -

Under pressure from the state's major utilities, the S.C. House killed a solar bill Tuesday that was intended to protect thousands of jobs and save customers money on their monthly power bills. [...]

Boulder Takes Closer Look At City-Owned Broadband

By Alex Burness, dailycamera.com -

It's going to cost somewhere between $70 and $140 million, officials estimate, to build out the underground fiber-to-the-premises network that Boulder needs to make community-wide broadband a [...]

Why The Internet Should Be A Public Utility

By Umair Haque, eand.co -

By Umair Haque for Eudaimonia - Now. Where does this approach — lower prices leading to the greater good — leave America? Well, it leaves it unable to provide utilities well, or genuinely, [...]

Public Power As A Vehicle Towards Energy Democracy

By Johanna Bozuwa, thenextsystem.org -

By Johanna Bozuwa for The Next System Project - “We would line up all of our inhalers in a row on the benches before we would go run, just in case,” recounts Kristen Ethridge; an Indiana resident [...]

Utah Utility Wants To Triple Monthly Charges For Solar Customers

By Mark Hand, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Mark Hand for Think Progress - Utah’s largest electric utility company wants to place new charges on rooftop solar customers, a proposal that critics say would unfairly penalize the customers; [...]

Forces Fighting Local Renewable Energy; Ways To Fight Back

By John Farrell, www.ilsr.org -

By John Farrell for ILSR - Across many economic sectors, we at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance identify ways that cities can take charge of their local economy. In energy, that includes [...]

Bringing Power To The People: The Case For Utility Populism

By Kate Aronoff, www.dissentmagazine.org -

By Kate Aronoff for Dissent - One glaring omission in the postmortem handwringing about the 2016 election is the fact that most poor people in America—of all races and genders—simply didn’t vote. [...]

Utility CEOs Try To Rob Shareholders Of Rights To Express Climate Concerns

By David Pomerantz, www.energyandpolicy.org -

By David Pomerantz for Energy and Policy Institute - The Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs that lobbies for policies that support the fossil fuel industry, is attempting to restrict [...]

EU Utilities Pledge To Stop Building Coal Plants In 2020

By Anamaria Olaru, www.eurelectric.org -

By Anamaria Olaru for Eurelectric - In a statement adopted by the Board of Directors, the sector reiterates its commitment to deliver on the Paris Agreement. In addition, it announces its [...]

Utility Survey: Trump Will Not Stop the Clean Energy Transition

By Gavin Bade, www.utilitydive.com -

By Gavin Bade for Utility Dive. Today, President Trump is poised to release a long-anticipated executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s signature climate [...]

Big Utilities Try To Tilt Solar Energy Market In Their Favor

By Brian Slodysko, www.daily-journal.com -

By Brian Slodysko for Daily Journal - INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's energy utilities want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller companies from the emerging solar [...]

Utilities Trying To Kill Solar Energy In Florida

By Fred Grimm, www.miamiherald.com -

By Fred Grimm for Miami Herald - The leaked recording should have been political dynamite. Except it only confirmed what solar energy advocates already knew: Florida’s electric utility monopolies [...]