John Farrell Discusses Community Solar Power on KPFK (Los Angeles)

Date: 23 Sep 2010 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

John Farrell, senior researcher at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, discussed the challenges for community solar power in a 15-minute segment on the Uprising radio show on September 22, 2010.  The segment was the third in a series on solar power, and John talked about the findings in his recent report Community Solar Power: Obstacles and Opportunities.

A full description is available at Uprising Radio

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ILSR Explains Broadband on “MN This Week” Radio Interview

Date: 21 Jul 2010 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative, joins Curtis Beckmann on "MN This Week" to discuss broadband networks.  The 30 minute program discusses problems with existing broadband networks, the lack of competition, how and why communities have built their own networks, and a variety of other topical subjects.  Listen here.

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Christopher Mitchell Discusses Broadband Networks on “MN This Week”

Date: 20 Jul 2010 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail
Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, joins Curtis Beckmann on "MN This Week" to discuss broadband networks.  The 30 minute program discusses problems with existing broadband networks, the lack of competition, how and why communities have built their own networks, and a variety of other topical subjects.  

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Listen: John Farrell Explains the Benefits of Decentralized Energy on KBOO

Date: 24 Feb 2010 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Obama administration’s energy policy jumps the shark: why nuclear isa bad deal and carbon-captured coal is anything but clean.  Senior Research John Farrell discusses this and the smarter strategy of a decentralized renewable energy future with KBOO host Bill Resnick.

The rules we make now will decide our energy future.  Listen to the interview here.

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Can Moving Your Money Make a Difference? Stacy Mitchell on KALW

Date: 22 Feb 2010 | posted in: Banking | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell, senior researcher for ILSR, joins Rick Hoffstetter, the President and CEO of Lighthouse Bank to discuss the national Move Your Money campaign on KALW in San Francisco.

The "Move Your Money" movement calls on people to take their deposits out of the big banks and put them in smaller banks that work at the community level. How much money would have to move to significantly bolster the small banks? 

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