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Little Guys Can Prevail Over Big Corporations

The ECOreport looks at an update about Michigan’s new 15% Renewable Target , Little Guys Can Prevail Over Big Corporations

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Anti-wind activist Kevon Martis just sent an update about SB 438,  the bill that requiring Michigan to obtain 15% of its’ electricity from renewable sources. Martis’ initial response was discouragement. Then someone drew his attention to a clause in the final draft of that legislation that allows townships and counties to retain control over zoning for wind energy. Martis was reminded  that little guys can prevail over big corporations – but it takes a lot of work.

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Who’s In Line For America’s Top Energy & Climate Jobs

The ECOreport reposts the prospective line-up of Donald Trump’s dream team, Who’s in line for America’s top energy & climate jobs

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren and Joe Sandler Clarke and Emma Howard

On 20 January 2017 Donald J Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America.

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English Communities Get To Veto Renewable Projects

By Roy L Hales

San Diego’s Board of Supervisors (BOS) appears to be behind the times. The world is starting to demand a more responsible approach to developing renewable technologies. The vast majority of renewable projects in America and the UK are owned by large corporations, who receive vast fiefs of land from the Government. Now, bowing to public opposition, the UK has now given local communities the right to veto industrial scale wind and solar projects going into their neighbourhoods. Continue reading English Communities Get To Veto Renewable Projects