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A Local First Approach to Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Electricity System — Episode 77 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

A Local First Approach to Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Electricity System — Episode 77 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

John Farrell

May 23, 2019

In this episode of Local Energy Rules, Energy Democracy Initiative director John Farrell speaks with Marcel Castro Sitiriche about the chall... READ MORE


New Funding Enables Expansion of Community Broadband Efforts in Vermont

New Funding Enables Expansion of Community Broadband Efforts in Vermont

Hannah Trostle

May 21, 2019

The Vermont Public Service Department awarded ECFiber, a community-driven effort of 24 different towns focused on bringing broadband access ... READ MORE


Residents In This Michigan City Will Soon Have Community-Owned, High-Speed Internet Access

Residents In This Michigan City Will Soon Have Community-Owned, High-Speed Internet Access

Lisa Gonzalez

May 20, 2019

Traverse City, Michigan recently decided to move forward on expanding the city’s fiber optic network in order to begin serving residents...... READ MORE


Good News for Electric Cooperatives as State Legislatures Correct Obstructive Laws

Good News for Electric Cooperatives as State Legislatures Correct Obstructive Laws

Hannah Trostle

May 17, 2019

Legislative changes are helping electric cooperatives continue to expand high-quality Internet access in rural parts of America.... READ MORE


Thanks for joining the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum!

Thanks for joining the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum!

Brenda Platt

May 15, 2019

ILSR convened the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum in NYC May 11-14. These events brought together 140+ community compost... READ MORE


EDITOR'S PICKS

Community Composting Done Right: A Guide to Best Management Practices

Community Composting Done Right: A Guide to Best Management Practices

Linda Bilsens Brolis

March 28, 2019

Community Composting Done Right: A Guide to Best Management Practices is designed to support community-scale composters in successfully mana... READ MORE


Statement on Sen. Warren’s proposal to Break Up Big Tech

Statement on Sen. Warren's proposal to Break Up Big Tech

Stacy Mitchell

March 8, 2019

ILSR applauds Senator Warren’s plan to restore the balance of power in our democracy and revive competition by breaking up big tech companie... READ MORE


The FTC is Approving a Merger that Will Help Staples and Amazon Cripple Independent Businesses

The FTC is Approving a Merger that Will Help Staples and Amazon Cripple Independent Businesses

Stacy Mitchell

February 26, 2019

The FTC recently gave Staples the green light to buy one of the two wholesalers that sell to independent office supply dealers. The decisio... READ MORE


The 2019 Community Power Scorecard

The 2019 Community Power Scorecard

Marie Donahue

February 21, 2019

In the 2019 Community Power Scorecard, four states excelled, 11 states and the District of Columbia saw above average scores, 15 were medioc... READ MORE


New Maps Show Alarming Pattern of Dollar Stores’ Spread in U.S. Cities

New Maps Show Alarming Pattern of Dollar Stores’ Spread in U.S. Cities

Marie Donahue

February 20, 2019

Original maps from eight U.S. cities show how numerous dollar stores have become in urban America and reveal a striking pattern between doll... READ MORE


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