Listen: John Farrell Talks Renewable Energy Incentives and Boulder’s Municipal Energy Effort with Tom McKinnon on KGNU

Date: 15 Dec 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this short interview on KGNU’s science show – How on Earth– with Tom McKinnon, we talk about: the problems presented for local ownership of energy resources when federal incentives use the tax code, the trouble for clean energy when it’s reliant on Wall Street, how Boulder, CO, may accomplish something remarkable with its vote to … Read More

The Oregon Trail to Banking Local

Date: 28 Nov 2011 | posted in: Banking, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Nation,  November 28, 2011 Before there was “Move Your Money” there was “Fire Your Bank.”  It was January 2009, and 3000 miles from the epicenter of the financial meltdown, 800 people attended an economic justice town hall in Portland, sponsored by Jobs with Justice, the Oregon Working Families Party (OWFP) and others. People wanted to … Read More

John Farrell Talks Solar Powered America in 2026 on the David Sirota Show

Date: 27 Oct 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On Tuesday, ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell was invited on the David Sirota Show on AM760 in Denver to talk about his article on Local Solar Could Power America in 2026. Click here to find the podcast from iTunes (Sirota Tuesday 10-25-11, Hour 3), the segment starts at 16:24.

Christopher Mitchell Analyzes Community Network Opportunities in Colorado

Date: 25 Oct 2011 | posted in: information, Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

10/25/2011 – Christopher Mitchell sheds light on community networks and lobbying in Colorado in the Huffington Post. Longmont, Colorado has become ground zero for the battle over the future of access to the Internet. Because big cable and telephone companies have stopped us from having a real choice in Internet Service Providers and failed to invest … Read More

Watch: The Benefits of Clean, Local Energy

Date: 18 Jul 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Senior Researcher John Farrell presented on the benefits of local clean energy to a crowd in Boulder, CO, in April 2011 at the invitation of the local organization Clean Energy Action.  The city of Boulder is currently considering municipalization of its utility.… Read More

Listen: John Farrell talks about Democratizing the Electricity System on the Progressive Radio Network

Date: 13 Jul 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest in conversation with energy researcher John Farrell, of the Institute for Local Self Reliance. They discuss “energy democracy” and John Farrell’s recently published report, “Democratizing the Electricity System.” … Read More

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