What’s Going on With the Internet? (Episode 57)

Date: 18 Oct 2018 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host, Hibba Meraay, is joined by Chris Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband initiative, for an update on the progress of community broadband networks. They also discuss the Internet in current events including: California passing statewide net neutrality, why Colorado always seems to have a municipal network related ballot initiative, and the buzz around 5G.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of October 15, 2018

Date: 17 Oct 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Several states pushed ahead with ambitious renewable energy goals. In Arizona, regulators are planning to adopt an 80% clean energy plan while Minnesota adds an incentive to attract residential customers to community solar. Since 2008, at least 35 programs have been started nationwide to improve solar power access to low income communities. Plus, Massachusetts is ranked the most energy efficient state.… Read More

Midterms and Monopolies with David Dayen (Episode 56)

Date: 4 Oct 2018 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell, ILSR’s co-director, chats with author and journalist David Dayen. His work focuses on the underlying policies that allow the big and powerful to rig the economy and get away with it. David connects the dots between systems of injustice and corruption with people’s everyday experiences of corporate concentration whether that’s exorbitant airline ticket prices or terrible cable service.… Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of October 1, 2018

Date: 2 Oct 2018 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new survey reveals the majority of U.S. voters think utilities should not be able to block residential solar. Microgrids are gaining traction in the midwest, starting with Illinois. In California, Los Angeles leads with the most clean-energy jobs in the nation. Kansas solar customers could see demand charges dwindle their cost savings.  Inside the Department of Energy, a small agency continues its pursuit of long-term energy storage.… Read More

The Case for Decentralized Recycling (Episode 55)

Date: 20 Sep 2018 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host John Farrell is joined by Neil Seldman, ILSR’s co-founder and director of the Waste to Wealth program, to discuss how convenient single-bin recycling may have made things easy for the consumer, but harder for cities to capture the economic benefits of recycling.… Read More

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