Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of March 18, 2019

Date: 19 Mar 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

By 2050, solar panel prices are likely to drop in half, meaning solar could account for 40% of the world’s electricity. Arkansas is planning to allow third-party financing for solar installations, despite pushback from utilities.  Electric busses will hit the road in Hawaii as the state takes steps towards reaching it’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. … Read More

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of March 4, 2019

Date: 4 Mar 2019 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In California, lawmakers introduced a “Solar Bill of Rights” for home and business owners burdened with fees for generating and storing electricity on their properties. Illinois lawmakers introduced a bill to impliment 100% renewable energy by 2050. Wisconsin also joins the 100% renewable energy bandwagon with a proposal from the governor requiring the state’s utilities be carbon-free by 2050.
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In Next City, Neil Seldman Explains the U.S. Recycling Market

Date: 12 Feb 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

  In the News: Neil Seldman January 28th, 2019 Media Outlet: Next City ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman argues that the market for American recyclables is quite strong. Despite China halting their imports of U.S. recycled material, there is still lots of value and potential for wealth from our own waste. Neil is quoted extensively in this … Read More

In Stateline, Christopher Mitchell Offers Hope For Faster Internet in Rural Communities

Date: 17 Jan 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Christopher Mitchell January 11th, 2019 Media Outlet: Pew Charitable Trusts  Some state laws actually make it harder for rural communities to gain quality Internet access, despite the availability of federal funding for broadband. Christopher Mitchell, director of ILSR’s Broadband initiative, details the role electrical cooperatives can play to provide high speed Internet even with … Read More

City Lab Covers Dollar Store Backlash, ILSR Report Featured

Date: 4 Jan 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In The News: Marie Donahue December 20th, 2018 Media Outlet: City Lab  City Lab, using data obtained in a report from ILSR, dives into the dollar store chain crisis and its negative impacts on working class communities across the United States. Our research associate Marie Donahue explains how dollar stores are feeding off of the growing … Read More

On WCCO News Radio, Marie Donahue Talks Dollar Stores and Food Deserts

Date: 18 Dec 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: December 11th, 2018 Media Outlet: WCCO News Radio Marie Donahue breaks down our recent report on dollar store proliferation for Minneapolis News Radio with host Roshini Rajkumar. Marie explains how the growth in dollar stores harms healthy food options and local businesses and answers questions from listeners calling in. … Listen to the full … Read More

ILSR Report on Dollar Store Growth Featured in Huffington Post

Date: 12 Dec 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue December 7th, 2018 Media Outlet: Huffington Post The Huffington post covered ILSR’s recent report detailing the growing dominance of dollar stores in the retail landscape. Report authors Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue, from our Community-Scaled Economy team, were quoted on the growing epidemic of dollar stores replacing grocery stores in urban and rural … Read More

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