Topics Under Tag: "renewable energy"

Two Coops Focused on Community-Owned Housing and Solar Take Root

Locavesting Staff | December 7, 2018

A pair of cooperatives aiming to put affordable housing and renewable energy in community hands made their official debut on Wednesday in Oakland, Calif. The groups, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative and People Power Solar Cooperative, were incubated out of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), a nonprofit that has nurtured many of […]

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A New Credit Union Will Focus on Clean Energy

Locavesting Staff | November 7, 2017

Worried about climate change? Want to do more to support the spread of renewable energy? There’s a new credit union designed for people like you. The Clean Energy Credit Union is a new federally chartered credit union with a mission to help speed adoption of renewal energy by making it more broadly affordable. It was […]

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Crowdfunding Platform GridShare Focuses on Climate-Friendly Investments

Amy Cortese | June 22, 2017

This spring, millions of people poured into the streets to show their dismay with the Trump administration’s backward-looking environmental agenda, including its pullout from a global accord to combat climate change that many Americans support. Now, citizens concerned about the fate of the planet can do more than protest; they can invest in climate-friendly solutions. […]

In Hawaii, a Utility Cooperative Leads The Way in Renewable Energy

Malaika Maphalala | November 30, 2015

As Hawaii considers the ramifications of a contentious $4.3 billion sale of its major electric utility to Florida-based power giant NextEra, Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) stands out as an alternative model of utility ownership. KIUC is one of around 900 electric cooperatives serving some 42 million electric consumers in 47 states. Like all cooperatives, […]

California Crowdfunding Catches a Wave as Novel Bills Hit The Legislature

Amy Cortese | April 23, 2015

More than a third of all U.S. states have enacted laws allowing investment crowdfunding within their borders. California, the biggest state and the fifth largest economy in the world, may be among the next to do so. Two separate bills are progressing through the state legislature and, if all goes well, could reach the Governor’s […]