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Article filed under Energy | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Oct 30, 2014

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – October 27, 2014

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/democratic-energy-media-roundup-october-27-2014/

This week in democratic energy, ILSR received considerable coverage in several publications. Media reports also discussed the future of utilities, the Energy Department’s significant investment in solar, and a new study examining how peer influence affects who installs solar. John Farrell, Director of ILSR’s Democratic Energy initiative, was cited in multiple articles. In Yes! Magazine,… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Oct 22, 2014

Indie Biz Awards honor 10 in Portland – ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell Included!

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Portland Press Herald, October 22, 2014 Nine independent Portland businesses and one of the founders of the buy local effort were honored Wednesday night at the annual Indie Biz Awards ceremony. Stacy Mitchell, one of the founders of the Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance, was honored with Portland Buy Local’s Beacon Award, honoring her… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Oct 22, 2014

Wal-Mart Cheered, Jeered for Solar Power Efforts

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/wal-mart-cheered-jeered-solar-power-efforts/

Arkansas Business, October 22, 2014 No matter the situation the world’s largest retailer involves itself in, rest assured, it will be analyzed, critiqued and questioned to excruciating levels. The latest issue is solar power. Slate has a story on the Solar Energy Industries Association report on the top 25 corporations in terms of megawatts of… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Oct 22, 2014

Report advocates keeping N.D. pharmacy law

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/report-advocates-keeping-n-d-pharmacy-law/

Bismarck Tribune, October 22, 2014 FARGO – A nonprofit research organization has released a report that concludes North Dakota’s pharmacy ownership law is good for pharmacy care in the state. “North Dakota’s superior pharmacy care is no accident but rather the result of a smart, forward-thinking policy choice,” said Stacy Mitchell, a co-author of the… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Sep 30, 2014

The National Champion of Local Business

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/national-champion-local-business/

The Atlantic’s CityLab, September 26, 2014 The chichi clothing store Anthropologie has nearly 200 stores worldwide, and Stacy Mitchell thinks that’s plenty.  What has earned her ire in particular is the twee retailer’s pending arrival in Portland, Maine, where Mitchell grew up and now lives. This seaside city is often cited as one of America’s… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | 1 Comment | Updated on Sep 24, 2014

REPORT: Advantage Local – Why Local Energy Ownership Matters

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/report-advantage-local-clean-energy-ownership-matters/

Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local! Why does ownership of renewable energy matter? Because the number of jobs and economic returns for communities are substantially higher when electricity generation from wind and sun can be captured by local hands. Read Full Advantage Local… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Sep 6, 2014

Two Cities With Blazing Internet Speed Search for a Killer App

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/cities-blazing-internet-speed-search-killer-app/

The New York Times, September 6, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A team of computer programmers here set out to learn how many cute kitten photos can be downloaded in one second on their Internet network, one of the fastest in the country. The answer: 612. A trivial pursuit? Perhaps. But when your city has… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2014

Faster Internet? FCC Could Overturn State Bans on Cities’ Networks

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USA Today, August 1, 2014 Chattanooga, Tenn., is the unlikely poster child for fast, affordable high-speed Internet.  It’s the first city in the nation to offer all residents and businesses up to gigabit-per-second Internet — about 50 times faster than what the Federal Communications Commission says is the national average. But laws in 19 states… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2014

$1 Groupon Coupon for Rooftop Solar Energy Finds 800+ Takers

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Inside Climate News, August 1, 2014 Over 800 people across the United States took advantage of a novel online deal to get a discount setting up solar panels on their rooftops. One of America’s top solar companies, SolarCity, partnered with the coupon website Groupon for the offer. For $1—the price of a regular cup of… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Jul 25, 2014

Wind power production tax credit: Wall St. wolf in green clothing

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/wind-power-production-tax-credit-wall-st-wolf-green-clothing/

The Hill, July 25, 2014 The tax incentive for wind power expired last year, and the battle over its extension is now underway. Opponents say the wind power production tax credit, PTC, is a wasteful boondoggle while supporters say it’s crucial for renewable energy and jobs. The Sierra Club calls it “one of the best… Continue reading