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Why Local Solar + Storage Is a Pillar of the Net-Zero Grid

This week, we finally left behind a destructive regime that thwarted environmental policy at every turn. We exchanged it for a government putting climate experts and clean-energy doers in its highest ranks in a way that no prior administration has done before.

What comes next?

First up this week: If Biden wants his $2 trillion climate spending plan to make a bigger impact, should he emphasize rooftop solar and small-scale batteries? A leading modeler, Chris Clack, says a local solar-storage plan could save hundreds of billions of dollars as we build out the net-zero grid.

Then: the board members of major corporations are often ignorant about climate change and what it takes to address it, according to a new report from NYU’s Stern business school. Why is that true – still? What can be done about it?

And last: Should you sign up for your utility’s green power program? Is there a better way to guarantee that your monthly power bill supports the world you envision? We’ll answer a listener question.

Recommended reading:

  • Vibrant Clean Energy: Why Local Solar for All Costs Less
  • LA Times: Boiling Point: How Rooftop Solar Could Save Americans $473 Billion
  • Bloomberg: Many Corporate Boards Don’t Fully Understand the Climate Crisis
  • Harvard Business Review: Boards Are Obstructing ESG — at Their Own Peril
  • NREL: Voluntary Green Power Procurement – 2019 Utility Green Pricing Ranks
  • Energy Sage: What to Look For, and Availability of Community Solar

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Source: Greentech Media