Technical Experts, Advocates, Activists Will Share Insights on Community-Driven Digital Equity Solutions at Upcoming Event 

Date: 9 Mar 2022 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To help demystify broadband and digital equity policy and give officials the grounding they need to undertake projects, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) will host a fast-paced, fun, and interactive virtual gathering on March 16th. … Read More

Release: New York, Massachusetts Among States With Best Renewable Energy Policies

Date: 24 Feb 2022 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Four states lead the country in renewable energy policies: California, Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois. Created by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), the 2022 edition of the Community Power Scorecard grades each state on whether its energy policies give individuals, cities, and communities the choice to build clean energy wealth locally, rather than rely on incumbent utility companies.… Read More

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance Launches a New Online Community Composting 101 Course

Date: 13 Jan 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new online course from ILSR will support the expansion of locally-based composting initiatives at community gardens, farms, schools, and other sites. Composting transforms food scraps and other materials into a valuable product that improves soil health, while recycling nutrients that would otherwise be disposed. Composting also helps communities reduce wasted food and combat climate change.  … Read More

New Survey Finds Utilities, Policymakers Are Holding Back Local Solar

Date: 16 Dec 2021 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New research shows that electric utilities and state and local policymakers are hampering growth of solar energy in the United States through unnecessary delays and increased costs. If these issues are not resolved, communities stand to miss out on the job-creating and money-saving benefits of bringing solar to more people, including working class families, people of color, and rural households.… Read More

New Report: Amazon’s Fees on Small Businesses Have Soared

Date: 1 Dec 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from ILSR finds that Amazon has exploited its power as a monopoly gatekeeper to impose increasingly steep fees on the independent businesses that sell on its site. Amazon now pockets a 34 percent cut of the revenue earned by independent sellers on its site, up from 19 percent in 2014. Amazon’s steep and growing fees make it nearly impossible for independent sellers to sustain viable businesses. Most fail. … Read More

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