U.S. CLEAN Explanation and Update

Date: 2 Jul 2012 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This short presentation distills the definition and status of U.S. CLEAN (“feed-in tariff”) programs given in our full report.  Click below to watch the slideshow. U.S. CLEAN Programs – 1.21 Gigawatts! from John Farrell You can also read the full … Read More

Watch: Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program is a Good Investment

Date: 16 Apr 2012 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell gave this presentation remotely to the Ontario Power Perspectives conference on April 16, 2012.  He was supposed to be there in person, but he forgot to renew his passport.  The presentation highlights how Ontario’s “buy … Read More

Solving the Local Clean Energy Puzzle

Date: 6 Apr 2012 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this April 2 presentation to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative of Johnson City, TX, ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell discussed how solving the clean local energy puzzle requires much more than a consideration of cost per kilowatt-hour. Instead, cooperatives, municipal … Read More

Recycling PLA Webinar

Date: 19 Mar 2012 | posted in: biomaterials, plastics, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a plant-based plastic resin with applications in a wide range of nondurable and durable products from take-out food service items to textiles. PLA can be composted at industrial sites and is technically mechanically and chemically recyclable. … Read More

Sustainable Biomaterials: Criteria, Benefits, Challenges & Market-Based Tools

Date: 13 Mar 2012 | posted in: biomaterials, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The development of bioplastics and other biobased materials holds great promise to mitigate many of the problems associated with plastic derived from nonrenewable sources. However, they are not an automatic panacea. In this presentation, Brenda Platt shares the Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative’s efforts to promote market-based tools such as purchasing guidelines and Working Landscape Certificates.… Read More

Democratizing the Electricity System: A Vote for Local Solar

Date: 22 Nov 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This is a presentation by John Farrell to the MDV-SEIA Solar Energy Focus conference in Washington, DC.  In it, I discuss the transformation in the electricity system being wrought by clean energy sources, the winning economies of local solar power, … Read More

Watch: Sun Power Minnesota

Date: 19 Oct 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This is a presentation given to the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society in October 2011.  With costs dropping rapidly and value rising, solar can make enormous contributions to Minnesota’s electricity system and economy.  That’s the spirit of this presentation ILSR Senior … Read More

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