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John Bernhardt's Blog Posts

- December 03, 2014

In California, proactive planning for distributed energy resources

Our power system is outdated – and so are the policies that continue to guide its development. But, California is making big strides in the right direction. On November 17, California...

- July 02, 2014

CLEAN L.A. Solar continues to shine

With abundant sunshine and vastly underutilized rooftops, solar energy is a natural fit for Los Angeles. And the CLEAN L.A. Solar program is helping the city seize this opportunity....

- November 06, 2013

Wal-Mart goes solar for its bottom line

Wal-Mart’s low cost philosophy often draws ire. The company’s singular focus on the bottom line drives low employee wages and aggressive business practices to push out small, mom-n-pop...

- October 01, 2013

Strong demand driving Fort Collins CLEAN Program

The newly launched Solar Power Purchase Program (SPPP) in Fort Collins, CO received nearly 7 megawatts (MW) worth of applications during its initial application period.  This amount...

- September 25, 2013

Unleashing clean local energy – and doing it near you

The argument that renewables are too expensive just lost a lot of credibility.  Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), one of the nation’s largest municipal utilities, will save its customers...

- June 25, 2013

DG+IG aligns with President Obama’s new climate change plan

This afternoon, President Obama laid out his newest plan for cutting carbon pollution in the United States, acknowledging that the fight against climate change is essential to our nation’s...

- June 03, 2013

It's Time to Invest in a 21st-century Power System

America's power system is too vulnerable to meet modern challenges — a harsh reality underscored by Hurricane Sandy, which left 8.1 million people in the dark for extended periods....

- April 18, 2013

New California ISO policy will spur greater distributed generation

A new California Independent System Operator (CAISO) policy, which will begin allocating available deliverability capacity to Wholesale Distributed Generation (WDG) projects this summer...

- March 30, 2013

The Importance of Energy System Resilience

The widespread power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy and the Super Bowl blackout are just the latest high-profile examples of our nation’s vulnerable electric grid – a system that...

- March 20, 2013

Numerous states consider CLEAN Program legislation

Wholesale distributed generation (WDG) in the United States may get a big boost from a variety of states in 2013 as a number of jurisdictions are navigating legislation to adopt Clean...

John Bernhardt

John Bernhardt

John Bernhardt heads communications for the Clean Coalition — a national leader in clean local energy solutions. He shares analysis and best practices from energy policies that are driving clean energy transformations around the world....

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