This January 2007 paper by David Morris was originally published by the Center for American Progress. This report argues that Congress must recognize the dramatic benefits of clean, renewable energy on rural communities and then ensure that the federal farm bill policies work to maximize local ownership of the rapidly expanding biofuels and wind energy industries. Numerous policy options are recommended.… Read More
This year offers a rare historical opportunity for our nation to marry energy and agricultural policy objectives. The new 110th Congress will be revisiting the 2005 energy bill and reauthorizing the 2002 farm bill, giving congressional leaders the chance to link increased rural prosperity and energy security. Two reports released today will be useful guides.
Our January 2007 report, Lessons from the Pioneers: Tackling Global Warming at the Local Level looks at ten of the most visible and successful cities involved in global warming solutions and finds that reducing GHG emissions below 1990 levels will be a major challenge.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 8, 2007 New Report: U.S. Cities Fighting Global Warming Face Considerable Challenges Lessons from the Pioneers: Tackling Global Warming at the Local Level This January 2007 report looks at ten of the most visible and … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 4, 2006 Contact: David Morris, 612-276-3456 x208 – dmorris [@] ilsr.org Group Calls on Congress to Correct Its Mistake on Cellulosic Ethanol Mandate Minneapolis, MN – In an article published December 4, 2006, in RenewableEnergyAcces.com, … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 20, 2006 Contact: Peter Anderson, Executive Director, Center for a Competitive Waste Industry, 608-231-1100 or 608-698-1314; Eric Lombardi, President, Eco-Cycle, 303-444-6634 Recycling Coalition Calls for Moratorium on PLA Bottles Washington, DC – A coalition of … Read More
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which has helped grassroots groups in dozens of communities block the spread of Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers, has launched a new online resource center to bolster these local campaigns. … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 11, 2006 Contact: David Morris, 612-276-3456, email@example.com Farmer Ownership Should Be Federal Focus in Building Cellulosic Ethanol Industry Full report Putting the Pieces Together: Commercializing Cellulosic Ethanol – September 2006 Minneapolis, MN – A new … Read More