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
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ILSR News Releases and Selected Media Coverage
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
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
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
The Marc Steiner Show – March 2, 2017
ILSR co-director and Waste to Wealth initiative director was interviewed on WEAA 88.9 FM’s March Steiner Show on March 2nd, 2017 to discuss food waste recovery. Continue reading
USA Today – March 1, 2017 By Elizabeth Weise SAN FRANCISCO — It’s really not true that Amazon controls the Internet, though it can sometimes feel like it — especially after Tuesday’s four-hour Internet backend outage that slowed or stopped bits and pieces of tens of thousands of websites from loading. To paraphrase the German statesman Klemens… Continue reading
As part of ILSR’s collaboration with the Chesapeake Youth Development Center to launch a bike-powered food scrap collection service in Curtis Bay, a neighborhood of Baltimore, ILSR interviewed 17 owners and founders of bike-powered collection services in 11 states. Read our article, Bike Powered Food Scraps Collection in the January 2017 issue of BioCycle Magazine. Continue reading
The Epoch Times – February 23, 2017 By Emel Akan Ever wonder how online retailer Amazon can compete with everybody on price? It’s not just about economies of scale. For many years, Amazon enjoyed a competitive advantage by avoiding the collection of sales tax in many U.S. states. The company became the world’s largest online retailer… Continue reading
San Francisco Chronicle – February 23, 2017 By Thomas Lee Growing up in rural Indiana, Lowell Goss recalls with some sadness how the arrival of Walmart supercenters signaled the end of Main Street small businesses. He sees the same thing happening today, only this time the culprit is Amazon. The online giant recently opened an… Continue reading
Have you seen this advertisement from Xcel Energy? We’ve done a little bit of work to clarify their message for them.
The proposed Sherco natural gas plant bill will soon be at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s desk, after you watch our video, give him a call and tell him you oppose this billion-dollar boondoggle. Continue reading