Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR Co-Directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell for a year in review. They discuss developments in the movement against corporate concentration, Amazon’s stranglehold on the economy, batteries as a game changer in the energy world, and more. … Read More
Host Brenda Platt speaks with Terry Craghead of Fertile Ground, a worker-owned community composting cooperative. Fertile Ground is building up the local economy by reducing food waste, creating jobs and combatting climate change.… Read More
Many states classify the energy produced by burning garbage as a renewable resource. Our report provides recommendations for how communities can invest in healthier and more sustainable waste management and energy systems.… Read More
Over 200 mayors from all 50 states signed onto a letter calling for more solar power deployment. They cited the both economic and environmental benefits. Solar photovoltaic panels have declined in cost by 99% over the past few decades thanks to smart public policy. A new study illustrates the economic viability of Minnesota reaching its renewable energy goals by 2050. Plus, electric vehicles adoption is spreading in the central U.S.… Read More
Co-hosts Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue speak with Tulsa City Councilwoman, Vanessa Hall-Harper. Earlier this year, the city council of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed an ordinance restricting dollar stores from building new locations in north Tulsa, a predominantly African-American area. … Read More
Clean energy advocates are optimistic following the midterm elections. Despite failed ballot initiatives in Arizona and Washington, advocates are hopeful for renewable energy gains at the state level thanks to Democrats gaining seats in many state legislatures. … Read More
Host John Farrell, is joined by Alan Hipólito of Verde. Alan is leading the movement for clean energy equity in Portland, Oregon and spearheading a campaign for an important initiative on the ballot this year.… Read More
This week in Energy Democracy news: a new scorecard ranks states on their shared renewables programs, including community solar. Plus, researchers in the midwest are tapping into low-cost, long duration energy storage to support the widespread deployment of renewables.