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
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
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.
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
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 6, 2007 Contact: John Farrell, 612-276-3456 x210 – jfarrell [@] ilsr.org LOCALLY OWNED WIND AND ETHANOL—BETTER, NOT BIGGER Wind and Ethanol: Economies and Diseconomies of Scale This August 2007 report finds that there are indeed … Read More
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.
For Immediate Release: June 29, 2007 Contact: Daphne Loring, Maine Fair Trade Campaign, (207) 777-6387; Stacy Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (207) 774-6792 Maine Enacts Landmark Law Requiring Economic Impact Studies of Big-Box Projects Augusta, ME – Maine has become … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 8, 2007 Publicly owned networks are the key to universal access and healthy competition Localizing the Internet: Five Ways Public Ownership Solves the U.S. Broadband Problem This January 2007 report argues that a publicly owned … Read More