Rural Climate Policy Priorities

The intent of this working document is to describe climate change concerns specific to rural communities in the United States and identify...

 

Member Highlight - Western Organization of Resource Councils

1) As a rural-based organization, what role do you see...

 

Mighty Microgrids

Executive Summary

The electric grid is no longer a 20th-century, one-way system. A constellation...

RCN Member Map

1) As a rural-based organization, what role do you see rural communities and landscapes playing in the climate solution?

Many rural communities and landscapes bear the brunt of our dependence on fossil fuels. We see, smell, hear, and feel the impacts of oil, gas and coal development. A key role the 12,000 members in WORC’s network of eight grassroots community organizations play toward a climate solution is raising up their voices about climate “weirding” they see firsthand: stronger storms, hotter summers, longer droughts.  Our members are organizing together to demand climate solutions, starting with stronger... read more

Executive Summary

The electric grid is no longer a 20th-century, one-way system. A constellation of distributed energy technologies is paving the way for “microgrids,” a combination of smart electric devices, power generation, and storage resources, connected to one or many loads, that can connect and disconnect from the grid at-will. 

Expanding Uses

For years, microgrids were most common at hospitals and military bases — places that require more reliability than the aging grid offers. Today, microgrids are increasingly used for more:

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Bread for the World

1)  CURE is a Minnesota-based organization that focuses on water, climate, and energy. How does climate change tie into that work?

CURE was founded 25 years ago as a grassroots advocacy nonprofit focused on protecting and restoring the watersheds of the Minnesota River Basin.  A decade ago, CURE’s leadership directed staff to campaign against the construction of a new coal-fired electricity generator in  order to halt further mercury pollution from being deposited in the Minnesota River Valley.  That campaign led to an ongoing relationship with the RE-AMP network, a midwest network of 172 nonprofits whose goal... read more

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