Oil-Free Transportation Looms Large On The Horizon

Date: 11 Mar 2008 | posted in: Energy, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE OIL-FREE TRANSPORTATION LOOMS LARGE ON THE HORIZON New Report Proposes Key Policies That Can Ensure Energy Independence Minneapolis, Minn.– (March 11, 2008).  Congress has paved the way to an oil-free transportation system, says a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). The Energy Independence and Security Act, passed by … Read More

25 Vermont Towns Join East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network

Date: 5 Mar 2008 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 25 VERMONT TOWNS JOIN EAST CENTRAL VERMONT COMMUNITY FIBER NETWORK Minneapolis, Minn.– (March 5, 2008).  The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) congratulates the 25 Vermont towns that have voted to join the East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network.  These rural towns have rejected dependency on outside providers in order … Read More

New Anti-Ethanol Studies Reach Wrong Conclusion on Greenhouse Gases

Date: 15 Feb 2008 | posted in: agriculture, Energy, environment, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 New Anti-Ethanol Studies Reach Wrong Conclusion on Greenhouse Gases Minneapolis, Minn. (February 15, 2008) – A new policy brief from the Minneapolis based Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) criticizes the authors of two recent studies published in Science for advancing a conclusion not supported by their own studies. “The … Read More

Giving the Money Back Can Lead to an Effective Carbon Cap

Date: 12 Feb 2008 | posted in: Energy, environment, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 GIVING THE MONEY BACK CAN LEAD TO AN EFFECTIVE CARBON CAP Carbon caps with universal dividends create an ethical, equitable and politically effective climate policy Minneapolis, Minn.– (February 12, 2008). Common to many proposals addressing climate change is a carbon cap – limiting and lowering global warming emissions over … Read More

New Report Concludes: To Be Competitive, Cities Must Own High Speed Information Networks

Date: 22 Jan 2008 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 New Report Concludes: To Be Competitive, Cities Must Own High Speed Information Networks https://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/files/munibb_0.pdfMinneapolis, Minn.– (January 22, 2008). The United States, creator of the Internet, increasingly lags in high-speed access to it. In the absence of a national broadband strategy, hundreds of communities have invested in broadband infrastructure to … Read More

New Study Proposes Powerful Strategy To Expand Renewable Energy and Boost Local Economies

Date: 17 Jan 2008 | posted in: Energy, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 NEW STUDY PROPOSES POWERFUL STRATEGY TO EXPAND RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BOOST LOCAL ECONOMIES https://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/files/images/feed-in-tariffs.pdfMinneapolis, Minn.– (January 17, 2008). Several European countries and the Canadian province of Ontario have recently adopted feed-in tariffs, a mandated, long-term premium price for renewable energy paid by the local utility company to renewable energy … Read More

Fiber-optic networks – the roads of the digital age

Date: 5 Dec 2007 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Fiber-optic networks – the roads of the digital age By Christopher Mitchell, originally published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, December 5, 2007 The United States, birthplace to the Internet, now lags in access to it. Countries in Asia and Europe now have faster and cheaper connections, allowing their businesses to communicate more effectively, operate on … Read More

Global warming requires local solutions

Date: 5 Oct 2007 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Global warming requires local solutions Cities should use bonding authority to promote energy conservation. The savings would easily pay back the expense. By John Bailey, originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 5, 2007 More than 650 cities around the country, including Minneapolis, have formally agreed to honor the Kyoto Protocol and reduce their greenhouse-gas … Read More

On renewable energy, go local

Date: 15 Aug 2007 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On renewable energy, go local A focus on output in gallons and megawatts leads to large-scale ethanol plants and wind farms. Such facilities aren’t the most beneficial, nor even the most efficient. By John Farrell, originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 15, 2007 In the past two years, renewable energy has catapulted to the … Read More

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