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Nick Stumo-Langer

About Nick Stumo-Langer

Nick Stumo-Langer is the Communications Manager for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance working with all five initiatives.

Living on multiple forms of social media, he operates and manages ILSR’s Facebook and Twitter profiles as well as pitches our reports and experts for reporters. A 2015 grad of St. Olaf College, Nick is a native of White Bear Lake, MN.


Phone Number: 612-844-1330

Email: stumolanger@ilsr.org

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Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States, Independent Business, The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 23, 2017

Breaking Through Partisanship: Left-Right-Local – Episode 14 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/breaking-through-partisanship-left-right-local-episode-14-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

In this episode, Christopher Mitchell, the director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews John Farrell, Stacy Mitchell, and David Morris, directors of our Energy Democracy, Community-Scaled Economies, and Public Good initiatives, respectively. The group discusses the nature of local policies and politics versus the national-level fights and hyper-partisanship. Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 21, 2017

John Farrell Debates in Favor of Distributed Solar at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/john-farrell-debates-naruc/

On February 13, ILSR’s John Farrell participated in a debate on the value of small-scale distributed generation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Washington, D.C. with utility-scale renewable energy advocate Brian Potts. We’ve attached the slides from the John’s side of the debate, media coverage of the… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 21, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of March 20, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-march-20-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news:

We get a run-down on what Xcel Energy has been doing at the Minnesota state legislature and beyond, how rural Alaska can teach the mainland about renewable energy, and why solar energy on farms is an important new cash crop for farmers. Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 17, 2017

Listen: David Morris Speaks on Preemption

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/listen-david-morris-speaks-on-preemption/

In October 2010, David Morris spoke to the Environmental Grantmakers Association at their annual conference in California about the dangers of preemption. The talk may be even more relevant today, a time when red states increasingly are pre-empting the authority of communities to develop solutions to pressing economic and social problems.  Also offering comments on the… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 15, 2017

Xcel Energy Bullies its Opponents with its MNopoly on Power

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/xcel-energy-bullies-its-opponents-with-its-mnopoly-on-power/

City Pages – March 15, 2017 By Mike Mullen Around the Minnesota Capitol, Xcel Energy is the corporation that need not speak its name. Consider the legislation passed last month, allowing “a public utility” to “construct, own and operate” a natural gas power plant in Becker, a small town in central Minnesota. … A bipartisan,… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 9, 2017

Christopher Mitchell Speaks to Politico Live on “The Future of the Wireless World”

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-mitchell-speaks-to-politico-live-on-the-future-of-the-wireless-world/

Politico Live – March 7th, 2017 On March 7th, Christopher participated in a panel discussion sponsored by Politico and Qualcomm as part of an event called “The Future of the Wireless World.” The panel was moderated by Politico Technology Reporter Alex Byers and included the following participants: Steven Crowley, P.E., Consulting Wireless Engineer Mindel De… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 9, 2017

America’s Major Market Power Problem – Episode 13 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/market-power-problem-episode-13-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

Welcome to episode thirteen of the Building Local Power podcast. For full transcript of the podcast, click here. In this episode, Christopher Mitchell, the director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the ILSR and director of the Community-Scaled Economies initiative. The two discuss the environment for small businesses in the… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 9, 2017

A Look at New York City’s Efforts to Make Transfer Station Siting More Fair

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/a-look-at-new-york-citys-efforts-to-make-transfer-station-siting-more-fair/

Waste Dive – March 9th, 2017 By Cole Rosengren Striking a balance when it comes to the equitable siting of waste facilities is hard for any city. New York knows this better than most. A recent report from the New York City Council on proposed updates to the city’s “Fair Share” siting criteria for municipal… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband, Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 8, 2017

Utilizing New Utilities

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/utilizing-new-utilities/

Real Change News – March 8th, 2017 By Ashley Archibald The city of Seattle explores public banks and municipal broadband as a way to Trump-proof. The Trump presidency has lit a fire under activists of all stripes in communities across the nation. Mayors of prominent cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and here… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 7, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of March 6, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-march-6-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news:

California introduced a bill to move the state more quickly towards 100% renewable energy, the Indiana legislature curtails net metering, and Nebraska communities are turning away from contracts with dirty energy. Continue reading