Congressional Proposal Recognizes Microgrid Role in US Climate Strategy

It’s been slow to come, but lawmakers are increasingly incorporating microgrids into climate strategies, a focal point for Democrat politicians in both chambers. The carbon-reduction roadmap released this week by the US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis offers a case in point. Called “Solving the Climate Crisis,” the plan seeks … [Read more...]

Democrats Introduce US Infrastructure Plan that Includes Support for Microgrids

Hoping to ensure that clean energy investment is a major part of any potential economic recovery package, Democrats in Congress recently introduced the Moving Forward Act — a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that would boost renewable energy, grid modernization, resilience measures and microgrids. Microgrids receive particular attention in the … [Read more...]

Bill Introduced in Congress Would Fund Renewables, Microgrids in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Legislation recently introduced in Congress would establish a grant program for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to fund development of renewable energy resources, microgrids, and energy storage. The bill aims to improve the electric system on the two island territories. Puerto Rico, in particular, is still struggling to recover from … [Read more...]

Murkowski Introduces Remote Microgrid Bill in the Senate; Angus Pushes Local Energy

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has championed use of remote microgrids in her own state of Alaska. And now she wants their value brought to the nation. The Republican recently introduced a bill into the Senate that instructs the Secretary of Energy to create a national strategy to promote hybrid microgrids, including renewables, for isolated … [Read more...]