ESA Statement on DOE NOPR

ESA Statement on DOE NOPR

Source: ESA Statement on DOE NOPR

“It’s not too late for DOE to consider the ultimate goals of what they’re trying to accomplish – improving grid reliability, resilience, and flexibility for consumers. DOE should expand this rulemaking to consider resilience more broadly and focus on price formation. This will lead to more competition, which in turn will drive down costs while creating more resilience for all.”

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Minnesota Has the Best Community Solar Program — Here’s Why | Institute for Local Self-Reliance

https://ilsr.org/minnesota-has-the-best-community-solar-program-heres-why/

In community solar programs, multiple households or businesses near a common source of solar energy share in its costs and benefits. Imagine a solar array on a local church, with many different church-goers each owning a panel or two and sharing the electricity. 

Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee | ONI Notification | The City of Portland, Oregon

Source: Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee | ONI Notification | The City of Portland, Oregon

As directed by Portland City Council, the Portland Housing Bureau is convening a Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee to identify technical issues with the Mandatory Relocation Assistance Policy that was adopted by City Council on February 2, 2017.

The Technical Advisory Committee membership is comprised of City Council invited representatives of landlords and renters. These meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.

Parks & Strong Communities—San Francisco Tops Cities List – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/05/18/parks-make-strong-communities-san-francisco-tops-cities-list/

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, “the average person can walk a half-mile in about 10 minutes” on sidewalks.

San Francisco has always been at the top of this list, but it moved to number one by carving out small parks in the core of the city, where there is high population density.

The city has spent $355 million in bond and general fund money over the past four years to purchase land, renovate dilapidated parks and improve open spaces. In 2012, voters passed the $195 million Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond to fix up neighborhood parks.

New Nebraska Law Aims to Keep Poor People Out of Jail | Nebraska News | US News

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nebraska/articles/2017-05-28/new-nebraska-law-aims-to-keep-poor-people-out-of-jail

person who fails to pay a fine in time appear before a judge instead of automatically sitting out the fine in jail. Judges could choose to dismiss the fine or assign up to 20 hours of community service instead, and the rate for sitting out a fine would increase from $90 to $150 a day.