Who Will Own Minnesota’s Information Highways?

Date: 9 Jun 2005 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail
Consumer-Friendly Broadband Service Within Reach of Most Minnesotans; Municipalities Can Play Vital Role in Making Telecom Markets Competitive.

Current federal telecom policies are biased toward corporations at the expense of consumers.

Competitive broadband service and pricing is within reach of most Minnesotans if anti-competitive polices and practices are removed and municipal governments build broadband infrastructure, according to this report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

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Resources Up in Flames: The Economic Pitfalls of Waste Incineration versus a Zero Waste Approach in the Global South

Date: 22 Apr 2004 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

by Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance for GAIA (Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance/Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) Download the Press Release (PDF) Decision-makers in any community considering a waste incinerator will find Resources up in Flames essential reading. Pitfalls such as … Read More

Report: A Better Way to Get From Here to There – A Commentary on the Hydrogen Economy

Date: 5 Jan 2004 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In January 2004, we published this report by David Morris describing a promising domestic energy strategy that relies on biofuels and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as a solution moving the U.S. towards energy independence.The idea of a hydrogen economy has burst like a supernova over the energy policy landscape, mesmerizing us with its possibilities while blinding us to its weaknesses. Such a fierce spotlight on hydrogen is pushing more promising strategies into the shadows.

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