New Report: Amazon’s Toll Road

Date: 1 Dec 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amazon is exploiting its position as a gatekeeper to impose steep and growing fees on the small businesses that must rely on its site to reach the online market, our new report finds. Even as these exorbitant fees bankrupt sellers, they are generating huge profits for Amazon, a fact that the tech giant conceals in its financial reports. These profits are not only the spoils of Amazon’s monopoly power. They are the essential fuel that feeds its market-domination strategies.… Read More

Local Farms Key to Healthy and Resilient Food Systems — Episode 140 of Building Local Power

Date: 25 Nov 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Building Local Power, Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, ILSR’s Linda Bilsens Brolis and Sophia Hosain speak with Emma Jagoz, owner of Moon Valley Farm in Maryland. Their discussion focuses on the importance of supporting local food systems and how Emma’s farm is operated with community and sustainability in mind.… Read More

Ithaca Races Against the Clock to Decarbonize All Buildings by 2030 — Episode 144 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 24 Nov 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Luis Aguirre-Torres discuss Ithaca’s Green New Deal, financing the city’s decarbonization effort, and getting the work done as time runs out.… Read More

Webinar: Using & Selling Compost from Community Sites

Date: 22 Nov 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Are you a community composter or farmer wanting to learn more about using and selling compost from your operation? Hear how to read a compost lab test and what constitutes high-quality compost. This webinar will also feature a panel of community-based composters who distribute and/or sell their compost for specific uses.… Read More

Listen: Christopher Mitchell Explains What the Infrastructure Bill Means for Internet Access

Date: 17 Nov 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, a monumental infrastructure bill passed with $65 billion devoted to broadband investment. This money will build rural connectivity, develop state policies for local broadband, and create a more digitally inclusive economy. … Read More

New Mexico Co-op Dumps Monopoly Supplier to Offer More Solar — Episode 143 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 17 Nov 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Luis Reyes discuss how Kit Carson’s exit from Tri-State Generation and Transmission allowed the co-op to target 100 percent daytime solar power — without sacrificing affordability.… Read More

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