Self-Determination Can Save the Energy System

Date: 24 Jan 2024 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this 15 minute presentation for The Solutions Summit 2023, John Farrell makes the case for self-determination over the energy system. Instead of tolerating costly energy monopolies, states and cities can empower communities and harness the benefits of local ownership.… Read More

ILSR Responds to the CFPB’s Proposed Guardrails for Digital Banking

Date: 24 Jan 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR supports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed “open banking” rule to establish important guardrails for digital banking. But it needs additional provisions to ensure that smaller, relationship-oriented financial institutions can access fair competition.… Read More

New Municipal Broadband Networks Skyrocket in Post-Pandemic America As Alternative To Private Monopoly Model

Date: 18 Jan 2024 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the new year begins, ILSR announced its latest tally of municipal broadband networks which shows a dramatic surge in the number of communities building publicly-owned, locally controlled high-speed Internet infrastructure over the last three years.… Read More

On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Resources

Date: 17 Jan 2024 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This webinar series features experts from across the industry and covers the ins and outs of on-farm composting and compost use, including setting up a composting area on your farm, integrating composting into your farming business, developing composting recipes, sourcing feedstocks, interpreting a compost test report, and understanding the different benefits of and uses for compost on the farm.… Read More

Petitioners Ask Feds to Investigate Utility Abuses of Monopoly Power — Episode 201 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 17 Jan 2024 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode from the archive, Howard Crystal and Liz Veazey discuss a petition to the Federal Trade Commission and why electric utility practices require federal investigation. ILSR first published this interview in June of 2022.… Read More

200 Episodes, 10 Lessons, and Your Questions — Episode 200 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 3 Jan 2024 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this milestone 200th episode, John Farrell reflects on 10 years of making the Local Energy Rules podcast, shares what he has learned from over 200 guests, and answers some listener questions.… Read More

Scaling Up Home Energy Investment — Episode 199 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 20 Dec 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Matt Flaherty discusses the barriers to home energy upgrades, how inclusive utility investment is a scalable solution that addresses many of these barriers, and what it will take to get utilities on board with on-bill financing.… Read More

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