In the Antitrust Chronicle: Ending Monopolization Via Mergers

Date: 6 Mar 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ron Knox writes in Competition Policy International that in order to foster a more democratic economy we must strengthen merger guidelines and enforce anti-merger laws, promote anti-merger enforcement in Congress, and educate federal judges about the intent behind anti-merger laws.… Read More

Mainstreaming Electric Homes — Episode 178 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 1 Mar 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nate Adams and Steve Pantano discuss how education is the foundation for informed decision making, what builds trust between contractors and homeowners, and the additional support needed to make home electrification mainstream.… Read More

New Report: The Dollar Store Invasion

Date: 28 Feb 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this report, we spotlight communities rising up against dollar chains and how federal policymakers need to address the ways in which misguided policies are fueling the destructive proliferation of dollar stores. … Read More

Toledo Takes Dollar Stores to Church

Date: 28 Feb 2023 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Dr. Perryman, a life-long Toledo resident, tells his story of leading a religious, social, and political movement to empower his community and fight against dollar store proliferation. Kennedy Smith weaves Dr. Perryman’s story into the national fight against dollar stores. She notes the harms that dollar stores inflict as well as the strategies communities can use to battle them. … Read More

The 2023 Community Power Scorecard

Date: 23 Feb 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Communities can do a lot to advance energy democracy, but some tools must be granted by state policy. This annual scorecard from ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative grades states on whether their policies help or hinder local clean energy action.… Read More

Community Composters Make Their Mark on Industry at National Conference

Date: 23 Feb 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s 7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum and Field Day brought together 160+ community composters (and those who love them) to network, share best practices, and make their voices heard in the larger composting industry. The events were held in conjunction with the US Composting Council’s COMPOST2023 in Ontario, California.… Read More

Helping Lending Programs Reach Underserved Small Business Owners

Date: 21 Feb 2023 | posted in: equity, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For the past year, ILSR and Recast City have collaborated on bringing Equitable Lending Leaders, a program to help small business lending programs reach more underserved entrepreneurs and small business owners, particularly owners of color. Now that more than 120 RLFs have participated in Equitable Lending Leaders, we have identified several best practices.… Read More

Survey Says: Interconnection Data is Unavailable — Episode 177 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 15 Feb 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Justin Baca and David Gahl discuss how an information gap trips up small solar developers. They also explain their letter to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which asks for more federal data collection from electric utilities and transmission operators.… Read More

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