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August 31, 2011

Federal Judge Offers Hope for Rooftop Solar Financing

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A Federal judge ruled that the Federal Housing Finance Authority broke the rules when it unilaterally prohibited a homeowner’s right to finance a rooftop solar installation.

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August 20, 2011

School’s Parking Lot to Generate Energy

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A desert city approves the installation of solar panels over a new high school parking lot, and the school’s principal sees the solar panels as a teaching tool.

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August 20, 2011

Uncertainty Swirls Around Utility-Scale Solar Project

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Solar Millennium is delaying its destructive Blythe solar power project by at least a year, while distributed generation shines as a more certain and efficient path toward our renewable energy future.

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August 01, 2011

SDR in the New York Times

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The New York Times covers a Los Angeles conference on solar power and contrasts California Governor Jerry Brown’s statement dismissing opposition to solar with Sheila Bowers from SDR.

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August 01, 2011

Solar Done Right “Dismayed” at Governor Brown’s Vow To “Crush” Opposition To Industrial Solar

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Solar Done Right was deeply dismayed last week to hear statements by California’s Governor Jerry Brown that he intends to “crush opposition” to large industrial solar projects on California’s irreplaceable public lands.

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July 19, 2011

Solar Done Right in the News

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Updates on what SDR has been up to.

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July 07, 2011

Community Power: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California by Al Weinrub

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A new policy paper, a project of the Local Clean Energy Alliance, is now available!

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April 21, 2011

SDR at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

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Solar Done Right ran a panel at the 29th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, held in Eugene, Oregon March 3-6 2011. Presenting were Bill Powers, Janine Blaeloch and Laura Cunningham. We’ve made their presentation slideshows available here as PDF files.

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April 18, 2011

Making headway in the news media

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In the wake of our “Wrong From The Start” report, SDR has gotten a bit of attention from both traditional and new media.

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April 06, 2011
April 06, 2011

Let Interior know how you feel about public lands solar development

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Why on earth are we targeting millions of acres of undeveloped public land for Big Solar? Read our report “Wrong from the Start,” which outlines the flaws in Interior’s plan, and the sane alternatives that could bring us faster, less damaging renewable energy. You can send your own comments to the government and use these talking points to guide you.

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April 04, 2011

New Report Blasts Administration’s Public Lands Solar Policy

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APRIL 4, 2011 – The Obama administration’s mammoth environmental impact statement for its public lands solar program is fatally flawed, has no legal justification, and should be scrapped, a leading solar energy advocacy group says.

Solar Done Right (SDR), a coalition of conservation and energy policy groups and advocates, released a report today that blasts the administration’s public lands solar policy, saying that the alternatives detailed in the draft Solar Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) targeting public lands as the first development priority for renewable energy is “a grave mistake in need of reversal.”

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March 14, 2011

Luskin Center report: Los Angeles is a Rooftop Solar Hotspot

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UCLA’s Luskin Center publishes a wonderful report on the potential for rooftop solar in Los Angeles. Short version: LA could generate more than 5500 megawatts of solar electric power on rooftops. That’s more than five times the output of the desert-destroying 9500-acre Blythe Solar Millennium project.

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January 01, 2011

Lawsuit Challenges Government Approval of Utility-Scale Solar

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Negative Impacts of Utility-Scale Solar Ignored in “Fast Track” Approval Process.

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