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Colorado Town Leaders Decide to Move Forward on Publicly Owned Network Project

Colorado Town Leaders Decide to Move Forward on Publicly Owned Network Project

Lisa Gonzalez

November 14, 2018

Until November 6th, community leaders in Loveland, Colorado, vacillated between whether or not to hold a referendum for final voter approval... READ MORE


Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of November 12, 2018

Support the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum!

Support the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum!

Virginia Streeter

November 12, 2018

Contributions will primarily cover our scholarship fund, but also our networking reception, printed agendas/materials, and other direct expe... READ MORE


Tax Change Deters Rural Co-ops From Expanding Internet Access

Tax Change Deters Rural Co-ops From Expanding Internet Access

Katie Kienbaum

November 9, 2018

For many rural Americans, the local electric or telephone cooperative is their best hope for finally obtaining modern-day connectivity. With... READ MORE


How Did Renewable Energy Fare at the Ballot Box? (2018 Election Edition)

How Did Renewable Energy Fare at the Ballot Box? (2018 Election Edition)

John Farrell

November 7, 2018

Several clean energy measures were on the ballot in state and local elections this November. The results of state ballot measures were mixed... READ MORE


EDITOR'S PICKS

In Videos for Bernie Sanders, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell Explains Amazon’s Monopoly Power

In Videos for Bernie Sanders, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell Explains Amazon’s Monopoly Power

Zach Freed

October 5, 2018

This fall, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders invited ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell to script and narrate two videos about Amazon for his social media chan... READ MORE


How Your Local Electeds Can Support Clean Energy

How Your Local Electeds Can Support Clean Energy

John Farrell

September 25, 2018

Municipal elections often fall off the radar during national ones, but cities retain a surprising amount of power over their energy future. ... READ MORE


A New Credit Union Aims to Lower the Cost of Clean Energy — Episode 59 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

A New Credit Union Aims to Lower the Cost of Clean Energy — Episode 59 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

John Farrell

August 22, 2018

What if your savings account could be put to use enabling clean energy investments from insulation to solar to electric vehicles? Starting t... READ MORE


Why Care about Independent, Locally Owned Businesses?

Why Care about Independent, Locally Owned Businesses?

Marie Donahue

July 23, 2018

Locally owned businesses play a central role in healthy communities and are among the best engines that cities and towns have for advancing ... READ MORE


Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government

Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government

Brenda Platt

May 22, 2018

The report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Governments, profiles 11 home composting programs (10 in the United State... 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.