ILSR Video Parody Lampoons Xcel Energy’s Ask for “Blank Check” in Minnesota Legislature

Date: 16 Mar 2018 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

To honor Xcel Energy’s successful introduction of legislation to give itself a “blank check” for its anticipated Prairie Island nuclear power plant retrofit, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Community Power today released a video to tell the truth about what’s really in the “red box” that’s prevalent in Xcel’s widespread televised advertisements. For more information about Xcel’s power plant bill and where decisions will be made about it, visit… Read More

Public Banking in San Francisco: Next City Cites ILSR’s Research

Date: 19 Feb 2018 | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Newly-installed Next City editor Oscar Perry Abello has long been interested in policy changes that make cities more equitable for all of its residents. In this piece from Next City Abello delves into the concept of public banking. In the article, he cites our research and quotes ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell on the Bank of North Dakota and the myriad benefits it offers its residents.… Read More

Marketplace Features Community Composting Entrepreneurship, Interviews Brenda Platt

Date: 12 Feb 2018 | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Britta Greene of New Hampshire Public Radio reports a story featuring the local economic power of community composting. For her story broadcast on Marketplace on February 12th, 2018, Greene detailed composting entrepreneurship in northern New England and gained national context from ILSR co-director and Composting for Community initiative director Brenda Platt.… Read More

Alternet Features ILSR Experts in Story on the Power of Local Economies

Date: 7 Feb 2018 | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

With the abdication of local economic revitalization at the federal level (and at some state levels), national media outlets are increasingly looking to local solutions. It didn’t take Alternet freelance reporter Valerie Vande Panne to find the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and our experts.

For her story Vande Panne discussed these issues with Christopher Mitchell, Community Broadband Networks initiative director, and Olivia LaVecchia, Community-Scaled Economy research associate.… Read More

Press Release: Over 750 communities have a community network, according to new ILSR map update

Date: 5 Feb 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Updated Community Networks Map now includes over 750 communities. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s map details the communities that are making investments in better connectivity providing the opportunity for other communities to build their own Internet infrastructure.… Read More

The Atlantic, Thanks to Help from ILSR, Investigates What Amazon Does to Poor Communities

Date: 2 Feb 2018 | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In the waves and waves of content around Amazon’s growing dominance it is difficult to know what to read. We humbly recommend this piece from The Atlantic’s Business Editor Alana Semuels about a part of the story on Amazon that may be lost in the conversation around Amazon HQ2. ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell contributed to Semuels reporting in shaping the coverage of Amazon’s warehouse in San Bernardino, California.… Read More

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