Carbon Caps With Universal Dividends: Equitable, Ethical & Politically Effective Climate Policy

Date: 28 Jan 2008 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new policy brief from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance concludes that universal dividends are a critically important tool to create the political will and public acceptance for a carbon cap. Universal dividends have the potential to hold harmless a large segment of consumers while we move to a low-carbon economy. Moreover, the universal dividend honors the principle that the sky belongs to all of us equally.… Read More

New Report Concludes: To Be Competitive, Cities Must Own High Speed Information Networks

Date: 22 Jan 2008 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 New Report Concludes: To Be Competitive, Cities Must Own High Speed Information Networks https://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/files/munibb_0.pdfMinneapolis, Minn.– (January 22, 2008). The United States, creator of the Internet, increasingly lags in high-speed access to it. In … Read More

New Report Concludes: To Be Competitive, Cities Must Own High Speed Information Networks

Date: 22 Jan 2008 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The United States, creator of the Internet, increasingly lags in high-speed access to it. In the absence of a national broadband strategy, hundreds of communities have invested in broadband infrastructure to solve their problem locally. A new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) explores this essential infrastructure and the options now available to communities.

The ILSR Report contends that DSL and cable networks fail to offer the speeds and capacity necessary for the digital future.

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New Study Proposes Powerful Strategy To Expand Renewable Energy and Boost Local Economies

Date: 17 Jan 2008 | posted in: Energy, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 NEW STUDY PROPOSES POWERFUL STRATEGY TO EXPAND RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BOOST LOCAL ECONOMIES https://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/files/images/feed-in-tariffs.pdfMinneapolis, Minn.– (January 17, 2008). Several European countries and the Canadian province of Ontario have recently adopted feed-in tariffs, a … Read More

The Policy Gap: Minnesota Energy Policy vs. Minnesota Climate Policy

Date: 5 Nov 2007 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This November 2007 report by John Farrell, John Bailey and David Morris examines the impact that Minnesota’s energy policies will have on Minnesota’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. Even if fully achieved, the state’s energy policies would simply slow the rate at which GHG emissions continue to grow.

Minnesota has adopted an aggressive state-level greenhouse gas (GHG)reduction goal but Minnesota’s energy policy objectives, even if achieved, would simply slow the rate at which we are moving the the wrong direction. To significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions Minnesota must reduce energy consumption. 

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Column: Emissions Cap is Key in Addressing Climate Issue

Date: 10 Jul 2007 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This column by David Morris and Peter Barnes argues for a three pronged strategy on climate protection. First, a comprehensive emission cap. Second, a carbon auction for suppliers of carbon fuels. And lastly, a universal and equal distribution of revenues from that sale. Three keys to an effective and equitable strategy to reduce global warming.

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