Every Friday, Community Renewable Energy shares important clean energy developments– and some that are just plain cool.
Here’s what we were reading this week.
Community power and community-building
- Ireland cut the ribbon on its first ever community-owned wind farm. (Silicon Republic)
- Californians are rallying behind S.B. 43, a community renewable energy bill. (E & E)
- Ann Arbor, Michigan is encouraging residents to invest in community solar. (Ann Arbor Journal)
- The Center for Social Inclusion defined energy democracy:
Energy democracy means that community residents are innovators, planners, and decision-makers on how to use and create energy that is local and renewable. By making our energy solutions more democratic, we can make places environmentally healthier, reduce mounting energy costs so that families can take better care of their needs, and help stem the tide of climate change.
- President Obama’s administration is following up on his promise to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. (New York Times)
- Solar-powered lanterns enhance lives in Indian villages. (Economic Times)
- Artist Dan Corson incorporates solar power into his public art. (Smithsonian)
What do you think was the most important renewable energy story this week? Share your insights and thoughts below or by email.
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