Category Archives: Clean Energy Ambassadors

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Small Utilities, Big Changes

What a terrific webinar today by Clean Energy Ambassadors, Plains Justice’s innovative peer-to-peer outreach to consumer-owned utilities. With over 60 participants from small utilities across the country that want to use infrared camera technology to lower energy loss on their … Continue reading

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Climate Skepticism, or Welcome to Our World

The New York Times reported recently on a new field of social science inquiry focused on the beliefs of climate skeptics such as Christopher Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who attended a Chicago conference for climate skeptics in May. … Continue reading

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Living Sustainably in Rural America

A recent Grist article presented the usual dichotomy between cities and suburbs as the two lifestyle options available to modern Americans. As one commenter remarked, “There may not be as many of us, but some of us in rural areas … Continue reading

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What’s Right With Wayne, Nebraska

[From a case study about the municipal electric utility serving Wayne, NE, available on Plains Justice’s Clean Energy Ambassadors website.] Energy efficiency isn’t a new concept at Public Utilities of Wayne, Nebraska. The city started a voluntary load management program … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Video Blogging Series: Episode 1

Recently the New York Times published a great article about an effort by my friend and colleague Nancy Jackson and the Climate and Energy Project to inspire clean energy reform in Kansas. In more conservative parts of the U.S., climate … Continue reading

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What Public Power Is and Why It Matters

Those of you who get your bill every month from a big corporate utility owned by shareholders (an Investor-Owned Utility, or IOU) might not realize that there’s another way to do it. There’s a whole other world of utilities out … Continue reading

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