National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Date: 20 Jun 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

20 states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy. This quarterly update (2023 Q1) shows the capacity built in seven states: Colo., Ill., Mass., Md., Minn., N.J., and N.Y. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.… Read More

Report: Increased Wellness and Economic Return of Universal Broadband Infrastructure

Date: 25 Apr 2023 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Telehealth has the potential to revolutionize healthcare, but it remains unavailable to the millions of Americans who lack Internet access. To make telehealth available to the populations that need it most (i.e. rural Black populations), we need to expand broadband infrastructure. This report from Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative and ILSR demonstrates that the cost of building and maintaining universal Internet infrastructure would be quickly recouped by the massive economic returns of wider telehealth access.… Read More

Report: Tax Dodging is a Monopoly Tactic

Date: 30 Mar 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Local and federal policymakers have systematically structured tax policy in a way that deepens the concentration of corporate power, Stacy Mitchell and Susan Holmberg argue in this issue brief, co-published with the Roosevelt Institute.… Read More

A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census

Date: 22 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census is the first census of the community composting sector. With more than 50 figures and graphics, the report highlights the sector’s diversity of geographic and demographic representation, composting methods, composting feedstocks and output, employment, and community impact.… Read More

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