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Community Solar: Reviving California’s Commitment to a Bright Energy Future

ELR Article

Although California has typically led the nation’s march toward a renewable future, the state’s tenacious reliance on the traditional, centralized model of energy generation has artificially stunted the potential growth of the renewable...

Save Panoche Valley v. San Benito County

ELR Case

A California appellate court upheld a county's certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) regarding a proposed solar power development. A citizens group argued that the county violated the California Environmental Quality Act...

78 FR 25204

ELR Federal Agency Update

SZ Enterprises, LLC v. Iowa Utilities Board

ELR Case

An Iowa court held that a solar energy company is not a public utility under state law. A city sought to enter into a prospective purchaser agreement with the company to supply a portion of the city's electricity needs at certain city...

H.R. 1107, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Oregon: Energy

ELR State Update Item

Western Watersheds Project v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court held that DOI complied with NEPA, the ESA, and FLPMA when it approved the construction of a large solar power plant in California's Mojave Desert. Environmental groups filed suit, alleging that BLM and FWS inadequately...


ELR International Update