Can We Be Local in a Digital World? — Episode 123 of Building Local Power

Date: 1 Apr 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Christopher Mitchell and Christopher Ali, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia. Their conversation focuses around the idea of what it means to be local during a time when more and more pieces of our lives are shifting online. … Read More

Letter to Biden-Harris Administration: Recycling is Infrastructure Too

Date: 31 Mar 2021 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self- Reliance and Zero Waste USA have just sent a letter to ask President Biden and Vice President Harris to establish policies and programs for waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting that will stem climate disruption, address racial justice, and create thousands of jobs throughout the country. … Read More

Republican Broadband Agenda Would Preempt Local Authority and Ban Municipal Networks

Date: 25 Feb 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, House Republicans introduced a bill package ostensibly to promote broadband expansion and competition across the country. In reality, the legislation is a wish list of monopoly cable and telephone companies that will protect them from competition and decrease their accountability to the public. It would also ban communities from building their own networks or engaging in public-private partnerships.… Read More

Voters Turn Out to Support Climate, Broadband, Other Local Initiatives in 2020 Election — Episode 114 of Building Local Power

Date: 9 Nov 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by ILSR staff members John Farrell, Christopher Mitchell, and Ron Knox to discuss the 2020 election and what the results may mean for ILSR’s work.… Read More

The Post-Election Potential for a 30 Million Solar Home Stimulus — Episode 116 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 4 Nov 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this post-Election Day episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, John Farrell and Katie Kienbaum discuss the intersection between federal policy and 30 Million Solar Rooftops: a vision for equitable economic recovery built on climate protection and energy democracy.… Read More

Can the People Take Power Back From Big Tech? (Episode 107)

Date: 20 Aug 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and Ron Knox discuss the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee’s recent hearing on monopoly power in online platforms, which featured testimony from the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google. The hearing was part of an in-depth, year-long investigation of anti-competitive behavior in these companies — the first time in more than 40 years that Congress has conducted a detailed investigation of monopoly power. … Read More

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