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Nuke Rebuke: New Report Shows No Need for Indian Point

For years, opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have faced a tough question: where does the replacement power come from if the plant is shuttered? It’s a fair question even from the perspective of a renewable energy advocate.

Greening the Grid: Utility-scale Energy Storage

When electric utilities declare that they will need new power capacity, most people think of new power plants and transmission lines. But some companies are proposing something novel: grid energy storage systems.

Heroic Endeavor: Cindy and Mike Ridenour’s Meadow Maid Foods

Learn how Cindy and Mike Ridenour, along with their daughter, Mary, have successfully operated Meadow Maid Foods - a sustainable producer and purveyor of grassfed beef and numerous vegetables - by integrating water and energy inputs to make their ranch nearly self-sufficient.

Freeing The Grid 2011

Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key renewable energy programs: net metering and interconnection procedures.

Net Metering

Net metering is a simple billing arrangement for customer-sited DG. Without exception, significant deployment of clean, customer-sited DG occurs only in states with modern interconnection and net metering policies.

Net Metering and Interconnection Best Practices

Applying the lessons from existing statewide net metering programs and interconnection procedures, IREC has drafted model rules for use by state utility commissions and other stakeholders.

Interconnection

An interconnection standard includes the technical requirements and the legal procedures whereby a customer-sited generator interfaces with the electricity grid.

TRANSCRIPT: Heroic Endeavors: Cindy Ridenour of Meadow Maid Foods

TRANSCRIPT: "Heroic Endeavors" interview with Cindy Ridenour who, along with her husband Mike and their daughter, Mary, have successfully operated Meadow Maid Foods - a sustainable producer and purveyor of grassfed beef and numerous vegetables. By integrating water and energy inputs they have made their ranch nearly self-sufficient. By Kai Olson-Sawyer.

Plugging Renewables into the Grid

Americans are increasingly aware of the importance of renewable resources in reducing the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. The greatest barriers to the expanded use of renewables stem not from technical obstacles, but from financial, political and social hurdles.

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