In Governing: An Opportunity for Long-Term, Equitable Local Economic Vitality

Date: 28 Jul 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Small businesses need affordable commercial space more than ever. Federal stimulus funds offer the chance for local governments to help fill that need. Read Kennedy Smith’s piece in Governing, with Ryan Coonerty, about this new opportunity for cities and towns to foster a built environment that supports local economies. … Read More

Given Detailed Analysis, Grids Can Host the Most Solar — Episode 135 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 28 Jul 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell and guest Yochi Zakai discuss utility hosting capacity analysis and how publicly shared grid information can help solar developers, electric customers, and others make informed decisions.… Read More

Biden’s Executive Order Takes Aim at Monopoly Power on Behalf of Small Businesses, Farmers, and Workers

Date: 26 Jul 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order aimed at undoing concentrated corporate control and ending decades of consolidation throughout our economy. See our writeup on the details of this historic move. … Read More

Proposed Federal Compost Act to Create $2 Billion in Funding over 10 Years

Date: 16 Jul 2021 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Currently, no federal policy exists that encourages or provides resources to mobilize a national composting effort, though several states do have policies that support and recognize the benefits of composting. The Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act is a newly-proposed federal bill that aims to proactively advance composting infrastructure and support across the country. … Read More

Voices of 100%: Eau Claire Solar Gardens Save the Day — Episode 134 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 14 Jul 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this Voices of 100% episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guests Kate Beaton and Ned Noel examine Eau Claire’s clean energy goal, the citizen participation that has supported its work, and the strategies the City is using to advance renewable energy.… Read More

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