community solar Illinois

Community Solar in Illinois: A Primer

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) grew from three years of hard work by environmental advocates, the renewable energy industry, labor unions, environmental justice and equity organizations, business and consumer groups.  Leaders in the Senate, House, and Governor’s office were ultimately able to bridge the needs of these constituencies and negotiate an omnibus clean…

Minnesota Community Solar

Minnesota Community Solar 101

Minnesota community solar is spreading throughout the state, giving schools, businesses, and households meaningful savings — and an equitable climate change solution. There’s a common misconception about northern states and solar power. You guessed it — it’s that solar energy doesn’t work in areas that get frequent cloud coverage. But Minnesota community solar is proving…

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Community Organizing Tips from TownOfUlsterCitizens.Org

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on TownOfUlsterCitizens.Org.  Before founding TownOfUlsterCitizens.Org, long-term Ulster, New York resident Laura Harmann had never been too involved in politics or local government. She never thought she’d create a town organization to fight for…