From Waste to Watts: Cleveland’s Controversial Pursuit of Trash Conversion Technology

Date: 17 Jun 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 17, 2012 Neil Seldman, ILSR president, and Bob Gedert, Director of the Department of Resource Recovery, Austin, TX, were interviewed at length for a front page Cleveland Plain Dealer article on the city’s proposed waste-to-energy pelletization and gasification plant. Read the full article here. Seldman and Gedert have made presentations to Cleveland … Read More

Amazon Rules and How

Date: 14 Jun 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Common Dreams, June 14, 2012 A great infographic explains how Amazon has come to have a stranglehold over e-commerce, and, given its fast growth, the likely future of retail. Lesson here: Buy local. …. Read the full story here.

Feds and Cities Partner on Next-Gen App Development

Date: 14 Jun 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Government Technology, June 14, 2012 A new U.S. initiative could light a fire under the country’s brightest app developers.  Called the US Ignite Partnership, the public-private effort between the federal government, cities, universities, broadband providers and ultimately, citizens, seeks development of approximately 60 next-generation applications over the next five years that capitalize on the untapped potential … Read More

Amazon’s Stranglehold on Online Retail

Date: 12 Jun 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Nation, June 12, 2012 The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Stacy Mitchell has a new graphic up that provides a stunning overview of how Amazon.com’s reach has exploded since the corporation first opened its doors in 1994. Check it out below to see how a single company bullied its way to the top of the online … Read More

Monticello’s Model Broadband Effort in Peril

Date: 7 Jun 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Star Tribune, June 7, 2012 Once seen as a national model, Monticello’s broadband network can no longer pay its bills. The city, about 40 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, notified banks and bondholders Wednesday that it will no longer make debt service payments on $26 million worth of revenue bonds that were sold to build … Read More

Payments to Minneapolis Digital Fund Dry Up

Date: 4 Jun 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Minnesota Public Radio, June 4, 2012 Payments to a little-known fund intended to expand Internet access in Minneapolis have all but dried up. The company that created the citywide Wi-Fi network was required to establish the fund as part of its contract. USI Wireless was expected to replenish the fund every year as profits grew. But … Read More

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