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Changing the world often starts with changing the nature of the conversation. ILSR continues to successfully change the narrative from bigger is better to distributed, local power in the hands of the people.

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    Utilities Must Come Clean About the Full Value of Community Solar
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  • Utilities Must Come Clean About the Full Value of Community Solar

    Utilities often oppose customer-driven, third-party-owned energy projects like community solar because they threaten to supplant utility investments and utility shareholder profits.

    Mar 28, 2024

    Pandemic-Era Corporate Bullying
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  • Pandemic-Era Corporate Bullying

    The Federal Trade Commission found that big retailers threatened to punish suppliers unless they got first dibs on food and household goods.

    Mar 25, 2024

    FTC Sues to Block Kroger-Albertsons Grocery Store Deal
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  • FTC Sues to Block Kroger-Albertsons Grocery Store Deal

    “The outsized power of big retailers is damaging the entire food system,” said Stacy Mitchell, co-executive director at ILSR.

    Feb 26, 2024

    An Experiment in Tribally-Owned Internet
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  • An Experiment in Tribally-Owned Internet

    Evan Malmgreno covers tribes are using federal grants to create their own Internet providers, and how it takes more than money to get a community...

    Feb 20, 2024

    Don’t Kill Community Composting in New York City
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  • Don’t Kill Community Composting in New York City

    Clare Miflin and Samantha MacBride use ILSR's Community Composter Census to contrast the rise of community composting programs with Mayor Adams' proposed budget cuts.

    Feb 1, 2024

    How Native Nations are Building Their Own Broadband Networks
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  • How Native Nations are Building Their Own Broadband Networks

    Madyson Fitzgerald writes about the Native nations successfully developing their own infrastructure for better internet, as detailed in a 2021 ILSR report.

    Jan 19, 2024

    Digital Redlining and the Black Rural South
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  • Digital Redlining and the Black Rural South

    Aallyah Wright uses data from ILSR's Affordable Connectivity Program dashboard to highlight the disparities in Internet access.

    Dec 6, 2023

    How Monopolies and Maps Are Killing “Internet for All”
    A map showing the digital divide in Los Angeles
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  • How Monopolies and Maps Are Killing “Internet for All”

    Sean Gonsalves writes in The American Prospect how the $65 million moon shot to bring every American affordable broadband is failing low-income communities of color.

    Dec 5, 2023

    Look Past Shade Utilities Throw on Community Solar
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  • Look Past Shade Utilities Throw on Community Solar

    John Farrell argues that the profit motives and shareholder allegiance of Xcel energy requires skepticism of their community solar claims.

    Dec 4, 2023