Tiny Laboratories of (Energy) Democracy — Episode 171 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 23 Nov 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host John Farrell is joined by Jesse Gray and David Mendels. They discuss the six provisions in the Municipal Climate Empowerment Plan, state legislation that would enable Massachusetts communities to tackle their clean energy challenges with local solutions and greater local funding.… Read More

Wave of Wireless Connectivity Crests in Enfield, North Carolina

Date: 22 Nov 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Historically, Enfield was known for its tobacco and peanuts. Today, there’s a new wave cresting in this small rural community in eastern North Carolina. Thanks to a recent $350,000 investment from Connect Humanity, a start-up Internet service provider …… Read More

Webinar Series: Government Support for Community Composting

Date: 18 Nov 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Are you a local government interested in reducing and recycling wasted food and curious to learn how you can help spur community-scale composting? Or perhaps you are a community-oriented composter or micro hauler searching for public-private partnerships. This webinar series is for you! View the recordings now!… Read More

New York City’s Ambitious Broadband Plan Is A Shadow Of Its Former Self

Date: 15 Nov 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2020, New York City officials unveiled a massive new broadband proposal they promised would dramatically reshape affordable broadband access in the city. Instead, the program has been steadily and quietly dismantled, replaced by a variety of costly …… Read More

ILSR Supports Community Composting in Baltimore

Date: 11 Nov 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s (ILSR) Composting for Community Initiative has collaborated with partners in Baltimore to advance scalable, community-driven composting sites, aiming to shift leadership, power, and resources to the community level. This article showcases the progress made and challenges faced in our work with Community Composters in Baltimore.… Read More

Public Power Pt. 6: Alternatives — Episode 170 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 9 Nov 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

John Farrell explains five alternatives to a public power takeover that can still advance a community’s clean energy and environmental justice aims. This is part six of a special series: The Promise and Peril of Publicly-Owned Power.… Read More

Following Through on Transparency: A Broadband Nutrition Label Status Report

Date: 8 Nov 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The FCC is under deadline to release an order to “promulgate regulations to require the display of” the broadband nutrition label by November 15 of this year. We’ve taken a moment here to re-access the issue, offer a few updates, and… Read More

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