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Kansas City pilots streetlight-mounted EV chargers

The program aims to address equity and accessibility for EV charging, which can be a challenge for apartment-dwellers.

Clean energy requires metals and minerals: Can the U.S. compete?

More mining capacity will be needed to meet demand for metals and minerals for clean energy resources, and the U.S. is behind in the race, says a university researcher.

Does the Southeast need wholesale power markets in order to hit its renewable goals?

A new report from ACORE, the American Clean Power Association, and SEIA explores the benefits of instituting real-time, wholesale energy markets across the 12 Southeast states as a way to accelerate renewable resource adoption.

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Ameren adds more community solar as regulators approve a 6.16 MW project

The project is an hour west of St. Louis and will meet strong customer demand for community solar.

Grid access charge for solar customers proposed in Missouri

HB 539 would require customers using solar panels to pay a fee and adds a grid access fee for customers who sell generated energy back to their utility.

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Urban land and aerosols could accelerate hail storm formation

Research from the U.S. Department of Energy has found that urban landscapes and man-made aerosols have the potential to accelerate hail storm formation, make their winds harsher and direct these storms toward cities.

Project Sunlight wants to scale low-income solar nationwide — without subsidies

The end goal of the three-year project is to use market-based financing to install 20 MW of low-income community solar at multifamily affording housing, while trimming 20% off subscribers’ electricity bills. 

Morning Brief: wind and solar continue to rise drastically in the global power mix, Toyota announces three new solar projects

Also in the brief: Powerhome completes a solar installation at Indianapolis Colts HQ, Chevron is making a Series A investment in the three-year-old nuclear fusion startup Zap Energy, more than 200 workers are needed for a solar project being developed in Cherokee, Alabama and more.

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US legal community offers cities aid on solar, renewable transition  

Lawyers for Good Government: “To meet their renewable energy goals, municipalities need to know state energy, municipal and land use laws as well as existing local policies.”

Midwest and Northern Tier states added 400 MW of small-scale solar in 2019

Solar contractors added far more small-scale solar in the 19-state area than in 2018, when they added 250 MW. Solar policy groups aim to improve opportunities for distributed solar in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana.

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