States' Solar Energy Potential PDF Print E-mail




The map below from Democratizing the Electricity System by John Farrell shows the percent of current electricity that each state could produce from rooftop solar energy.  The price of solar energy has come down and is expected to drop a lot more.  Mass production of solar panels and new discoveries that increase each panel's efficiency contribute to the declining prices. 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:35


MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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