For EPA, ILSR Videos Explain the Benefits of Community Composting

Date: 14 Dec 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are excited to announce the release of three short videos highlighting the economic, environmental, and social benefits of community composting, created by ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative for the Environmental Protection Agency.… Read More

Community Solar Tracker

Date: 13 Dec 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR tracks community solar capacity in states with formal programs that allow non-utility ownership. This quarterly update (2023 Q3) shows the capacity built in nine states, with a focus on projects in investor-owned utility service territory.… Read More

Loopholes and Scams in New York Gas Plans — Episode 198 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 6 Dec 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ben Kuebrich discusses New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, what to expect when gas utilities do their own decarbonization planning, and how states and clean energy advocates can actually address methane gas use in the buildings sector.… Read More

Advocacy Resource: Priority Climate Action Plans Need Community Composting

Date: 5 Dec 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR is providing guidance for the inclusion of community composting in PCAPs as a nature-based solution with cross-cutting benefits that fight climate change, advance equity, and cultivate self-reliant communities. … Read More

Utility Millions Take Down Popular Measure — Episode 197 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 22 Nov 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Lucy Hochschartner explains how public power would have been an improvement over Maine’s investor-owned utilities, yet didn’t receive the support of Maine voters on November 7th.… Read More

In The Nation: the FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon Is the Biggest Antitrust Fight of Our Time

Date: 15 Nov 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This lawsuit is a testament to the power of a grassroots coalition determined to check Amazon’s dominance — and a test of whether the federal government has the power, and the political will, to rein in corporate monopoly power, writes Ron Knox in The Nation.… Read More

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