New Mexico Co-op Dumps Monopoly Supplier to Offer More Solar — Episode 143 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 17 Nov 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Luis Reyes discuss how Kit Carson’s exit from Tri-State Generation and Transmission allowed the co-op to target 100 percent daytime solar power — without sacrificing affordability.… Read More

Communities Seize the Opportunity to Invest in Local Broadband — Episode 139 of Building Local Power

Date: 11 Nov 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of the Building Local Power podcast, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by two members of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative: Sean Gonsalves and Emma Gautier. They discuss new research they’ve been working on, including tracking how communities are spending federal infrastructure money on broadband projects and why shopping for a new Internet service is such a frustrating process. … Read More

Voices of 100%: Des Moines Commits to Clean Electricity Around the Clock — Episode 142 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 3 Nov 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this Voices of 100% episode of Local Energy Rules, host John Farrell and guests Kari Carney and Josh Mandelbaum discuss Des Moines’s round-the-clock clean electricity resolution and how it differs from traditional clean energy commitments.… Read More

Reshaping Appalachia’s Coal-Centric Economy with Bottom Up Solutions — Episode 138 of Building Local Power

Date: 28 Oct 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco and ILSR’s Brenda Platt are joined by Jacob Hannah, Conservation Director at Coalfield Development. Coalfield Development works across many sectors — solar energy, agriculture, manufacturing, deconstruction, reuse, and more —  as it pursues its mission of rebuilding the Appalachian economy. … Read More

Drone Data Helps a Minnesota City Conserve Energy — Episode 141 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 20 Oct 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Shannon Mortenson discuss Warren’s first-of-its-kind thermal imaging project, lessons learned from the pilot, and how cities can help residents conserve energy.… Read More

Can More Competition Fix an Outdated Energy System? — Episode 137 of Building Local Power

Date: 14 Oct 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Building Local Power, ILSR Co-Director John Farrell is joined by Chris Villarreal, President of Plugged In Strategies and an Associate Fellow with the R Street Institute. Their discussion focuses on monopoly power in the energy sector, and how lack of competition impacts consumers and stands in the way of progress. … Read More

Rep. Seth Berry on the Movement for Publicly-Owned Power in Maine — Episode 140 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 6 Oct 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, a rebroadcast from the Building Local Power Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Seth Berry discuss Our Power Maine: an initiative to replace Maine’s investor-owned utilities with a consumer-owned utility.… Read More

Chuck Marohn Explains What’s Wrong With America’s Roads — Episode 136 of Building Local Power

Date: 30 Sep 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco and ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell interview Chuck Marohn, President of Strong Towns. Chuck is also the author of the new book Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, which explores what conventional transportation planning is costing our communities. … Read More

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