Colorado Law Creates Transparency at Rural Electric Co-ops — Episode 139 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 22 Sep 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Joe Smyth discuss barriers to democratic participation in rural electric cooperative decision-making and how to promote transparency at all electric co-ops. … Read More

Building America’s Zero Waste Future — Episode 135 of Building Local Power

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Neil Seldman, Director of ILSR’s Waste to Wealth initiative. Jess and Neil interview Gary Liss, Vice President of Zero Waste USA, and Bob Gedert, President of the National Recycling Coalition, about the Recycling Is Infrastructure Too (RIIT) campaign and the proposed American Recycling Infrastructure Plan (ARIP).… Read More

Commentary Traces History of Modern U.S. Recycling and the Potential for Zero Waste

In this recently published commentary, ILSR says cities and counties need sources of renewable capital for the generation of investment in recycling, composting and reuse infrastructure. They also need guidelines for proper investment strategies… Read More

Watch: New Wave of Federal Recovery Funds Can Rebuild Main Street

Date: 13 Sep 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At the Future Cities conference, ILSR Senior Researcher Kennedy Smith moderated a panel discussion about how cities can leverage federal recovery funds to revitalize their commercial districts, create more small businesses, and reduce racial and economic inequality.… Read More

National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Date: 13 Sep 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

20 states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy. This quarterly update (2021 Q2) shows the capacity built in states with most active programs: Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.… Read More

Amidst Fire Season, California City Devotes Relief Funds to Improve Communications Infrastructure

Date: 9 Sep 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For local governments, fast, reliable, and resilient Internet service is crucial for public safety communications. When flames engulf the region, relaying critical emergency information with speed is paramount. Seconds matter. It’s equally important for citizens to get timely information on the course of wildfires, receive alert notifications or evacuation orders, and be able to connect with friends and family. … Read More

Queremos Sol: Seeking Solar Power for All Puerto Rican Homes — Episode 138 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 9 Sep 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Ingrid Vila discuss why rooftop solar should power every home in Puerto Rico, reducing residential electricity rates and covering basic needs during future crises.… Read More

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