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October 13, 2012

Department of Interior Finalizes Destructive Energy Policy

Posted In | By Shaun

The Department of Interior’s recently finalized Solar Energy Development Program will continue to permit the destruction of vast swaths of treasured desert landscapes, even though we can generate clean and sustainable energy in our cities or on already-disturbed lands.

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September 21, 2012

Taxpayers, Ratepayers Will Fund California Solar Plants

Posted In | By Janine Blaeloch

Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2012

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September 21, 2012

Tortoises Manhandled for Solar Splits Environmentalists

Posted In | By Janine Blaeloch

Bloomberg News, September 20, 2012

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July 25, 2012

Final Programmatic EIS Released for Solar Development on Public Lands

Posted In | By Janine Blaeloch

The Interior and Energy departments have released their final plan for industrial-scale solar development on public lands. On some 285,000 acres in “solar zones” developers will be given special incentives through speedier permitting, while another 19 million acres of public land will remain open to solar plant applications. Representatives of the solar industry and of national environmental groups—NRDC, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife, and Audubon—issued a joint press release applauding the policy.

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July 07, 2012

It’s Time To Strengthen California’s Solar Feed-in-Tariff

Posted In | By Shaun

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California’s legislature asked the Public Utilities Commission to implement a feed-in-tariff that would properly compensate ratepayers for excess clean energy they feed to the grid from rooftop solar installations, but the Commission’s proposed policy to implement that legislation falls short and is unlikely to tap California’s full potential for local clean energy. The Clean Coalition and Sierra Club of California have filed a petition asking the Commission to strengthen the policy.

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June 14, 2012

California Taking Steps to Promote Rooftop Solar

Posted In | By Shaun

California has installed over 1,200 megawatts of rooftop solar capacity as of June, and is pursuing rulings and legislation to keep that number climbing.

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April 12, 2012

Environmentalists Feeling Burned By Rush to Build Solar Projects

Posted In | By Janine Blaeloch

Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2012

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April 12, 2012

Solar Power Works Best When It Stays Small and Local

Posted In | By Janine Blaeloch

A column for the western syndicate Writers on the Range

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March 20, 2012

Speak Up for Energy Democracy

Posted In | By Shaun

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a critical gateway allowing individuals to finance energy efficiency and rooftop solar, lowering their own utility bills and contributing to a brighter future for all communities.  Tell Washington it is time to remove the red tape from this necessary step into a local clean energy future.

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February 25, 2012

Solar Done Right Frequently Asked Questions

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Answers to questions we hear a lot about industrial-scale solar and wind versus distributed generation.

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February 11, 2012

Sign Solar Done Right’s Call To Action for Energy Democracy

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We encourage you as an individual or your organization to join in our Call to Action for Energy Democracy. This initiative will bring citizens together to demand a more cost-effective, faster, less damaging, and more democratic path to renewable energy. Our goal is to move renewable energy development away from our ecologically rich public lands and onto rooftops and already-developed areas.

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January 26, 2012

Solar Done Right’s Latest Response to Programmatic Solar EIS

Posted In | By Janine Blaeloch

The BLM has published a supplement to its EIS for solar developments on desert public lands; Solar Done Right strongly opposes the program and offers alternative technologies and sites.

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January 06, 2012

Distributed Generation Liberates Poorer Communities from an Expensive and Unreliable Grid

Posted In | By Shaun

A micro-loan program in India is giving residents access to a clean and reliable source of electricity—solar panels

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December 09, 2011

Rooftop Solar Charges Ahead

Posted In | By Shaun

With the right policies in place, countries have installed solar panels on hundreds of thousands of homes. We have progress to make in the US, but rooftop solar has already established a strong presence, with at least 1,000 megawatts of clean energy generated on rooftops in California alone. We are abandoning the old energy paradigm of destroying public lands to meet our electricity demand.

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September 17, 2011

Solar Done Better in Washington DC

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The facilities keepers at Washington DC’s FedEx Field have decided they can shade their parking spaces and generate power.  In this post, we share a time-lapse video of the installation. It’s pretty impressive.  If this can work in partly-cloudy DC, imagine how effective it will be in the cities of the Southwest!

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