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Ballot Initiative Shapes Iowa Town’s Fight for Local Power — Episode 54 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Ballot Initiative Shapes Iowa Town’s Fight for Local Power — Episode 54 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Marie Donahue

April 25, 2018

What can a town do to advance clean energy locally if it is fed up with its incumbent, investor-owned monopoly utility? In the latest episod... READ MORE


Anti-Garbage Incineration Around the Globe, A Review

Anti-Garbage Incineration Around the Globe, A Review

Neil Seldman

April 25, 2018

The pattern is the same throughout the world. People do not want garbage incinerators which pollute, need enormous amounts of capital and ca... READ MORE


Working Partner Update: Berkeley Ecology Center

Working Partner Update: Berkeley Ecology Center

Neil Seldman

April 24, 2018

Cities addressing plastic pollution and contamination of US recyclable materials are taking aim at single- use disposable plastic foodware. ... READ MORE


Community Broadband Bits Podcast: State Legislatures are Taking Action on Broadband

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Reducing Waste and Recycling More, An Evaluation of Policies from Across America

Reducing Waste and Recycling More, An Evaluation of Policies from Across America

Neil Seldman

April 4, 2018

Who should be responsible for the life cycle of a product, especially its take-back, recycling and final disposition? How can that process p... READ MORE


In Long-Awaited Case This Spring, U.S. Supreme Court Has Opportunity to Correct the Law on Sales Tax

In Long-Awaited Case This Spring, U.S. Supreme Court Has Opportunity to Correct the Law on Sales Tax

Olivia LaVecchia

April 3, 2018

This month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on sales tax collection that could — long after online commerce has transfo... READ MORE


Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market

Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market

Stacy Mitchell

February 15, 2018

This cover feature for The Nation looks at how Amazon is a radically new kind of monopoly with ambitions that dwarf those of earlier empires... READ MORE


Net Neutrality Repeal Fact Sheets: By The Numbers Maps And Data

Net Neutrality Repeal Fact Sheets: By The Numbers Maps And Data

Lisa Gonzalez

December 21, 2017

We recently presented visualizations based on FCC data that the repeal of net neutrality will limit vast swaths of people to a bleak Interne... READ MORE


Mergers and Monopoly: How Concentration Changes the Electricity Business

Mergers and Monopoly: How Concentration Changes the Electricity Business

John Farrell

October 31, 2017

A wave of consolidation has swept across the U.S. economy over the past decade, reshaping already-powerful corporations into financial and p... READ MORE


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Since 1974, ILSR has championed local self-reliance, a strategy that underscores the need for humanly scaled institutions and economies and the widest possible distribution of ownership. Through our work across the economy, we seek to empower communities to take charge of their own future.