California Lawmakers Vote Against Rural Constituents for High-Quality Broadband Access

Date: 29 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

California Legislators have turned on their constituents living in rural areas who want to participate in the 21st century online economy. What began as a move in the right direction – allocating substantial resources to funding high-speed Internet infrastructure – … Read More

Connectivity Coming Up Roses Since the 90s in Pasadena, California

Date: 21 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Most people associate Pasadena with the annual Tournament of Roses parade and the Rose Bowl football game, but under the flowery surface, fiber is connecting Pasadena’s municipal facilities, businesses, and electric utility substations. Pasadena developed its fiber optic network to improve … Read More

Zero is the Hero: Zero Net Energy Buildings Reach New Communities, Promising Savings, and Renewable Energy

Date: 2 Aug 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies continue to improve both functionally and economically, Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings are spreading in communities around the country. The energy savings and environmental benefits of ZNE buildings, which produce as much energy … Read More

Anza Electric Cooperative: High-Speed Internet Service in Southern California

Date: 28 Jul 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Just south of Mount San Jacinto in southern California, several small communities hope for better Internet access. The local cooperative has submitted a plan to build a next generation network fiber network further into Riverside County. Anza Electric Cooperative wants … Read More

Homeboy Recycling, A California Social Purpose Enterprise

Date: 9 May 2017 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Today Homeboy Recycling operates an electronic recycling enterprise that is part of the state’s Advanced Disposal Fee system for e scrap (SEE, ilsr.org/working-partner-update-tracking-history-and-developments-in-u-s-e-scrap.). Upon purchase of electronic products in the state, the consumer pays an addition fee to a state … Read More

California’s Community Solar Program

Date: 22 Apr 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

California’s Community Solar Pilot Program was established in 2017 as part of the Department of Community Services and Development’s California Climate Investments. This post summarizes the policy and compiles additional California community solar resources.… Read More

Going Beyond Candidates: Three State Initiatives That Could Change America

Date: 11 Nov 2016 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On November 8th citizens in 35 states vote on 163 ballot initiatives. They cover a wide range of subjects (e.g. marijuana, minimum wage, taxes, gun control). To my mind, initiatives in three states—California on reducing drug prices, South Dakota on revamping … Read More

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