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

Breaking Bad Energy

Date: 17 Nov 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The three members from ILSR’s energy team engage in a riveting conversation on the biggest energy stories from 2022, including the Inflation Reduction Act’s big funding for solar, the antimonopoly focus in the Biden administration, how utility companies are continuing to use their financial power to lobby against energy, and a new tool designed to bring distributed solar to more communities.… 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

Unpacking the Year in Composting

Date: 3 Nov 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, members of the Composting for Community team, Brenda Platt and Clarissa Libertelli, explain how their accomplishments in 2022 have impacted communities across the U.S. and forged a more sustainable future. … Read More

Public Power Pt. 5: The Perils — Episode 169 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 26 Oct 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Customers of four publicly-owned utilities explain some limitations of the public power model and how they are organizing to increase accountability. This is part five of a special series: The Promise and Peril of Publicly-Owned Power.… Read More

How Cities Can Make the Most of IRA Dollars — Episode 168 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 12 Oct 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Lawyer Amy Turner joins John Farrell to explain how cities can use Inflation Reduction Act dollars to advance local goals — and should help their residents do the same.… Read More

A Short-Term Win, A Long-Term Target

Date: 6 Oct 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power Alejandro Roark, the Chief of Consumer and Governmental Affairs at the FCC tells a captivating journey of his career from working at the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership all the way to his current career at the Federal Communications Commission. He speaks about his LGBTQ inclusion work, racial and economic justice in the telecommunications sector, collective action, and how the ACP is filling an immediate and vital need. ILSR’s Sean Gonsalves weighs in on how to strategize for longer term Internet solutions that will make our broadband economy more fair and equitable.… Read More

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