In the News: Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue December 7th, 2018 Media Outlet: Huffington Post The Huffington post covered ILSR’s recent report detailing the growing dominance of dollar stores in the retail landscape. Report authors Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue, from our Community-Scaled Economy team, were quoted on the growing epidemic of dollar stores replacing grocery stores in urban and rural … Read More
In Jersey City, New Jersey a community established the expectation that independent retail matters and that chain stores weren’t welcome. In the original piece by Institute for Local Self-Reliance Community-Scaled Economy researcher Olivia LaVecchia, she cited the benefits local businesses have for communities.
In this HuffPost piece by Peter Moskowitz, the reporter features ILSR’s research.… Read More
Our long history with detailing the economic dominance of Walmart and how it impacts local economies is well-documented, including in its renewable energy claims. In an update to previous analysis ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell underscores the vast overcounting that Walmart engages in and how its wide rooftops speak to an effable problem of its expansion.… Read More
This week in Energy Democracy: We get the details on the policies blocking Microgrids implementation, learn about how Massachusetts raises their net metering cap but lowers reimbursement rate, and how we have the power for 100% renewable energy. Featured Sharply higher rooftop solar potential increases potential for energy self-reliance by John Farrell, CleanTechnica Critics say Puerto Rico … Read More
This week in Democratic Energy: Solar advocates win big victories in Nevada and Colorado and keep net metering policies intact. Michigan solar energy fight garners unusual advocates for distributed generation. Clean Power Plan drawing criticism from utility-funded reports. Exellon-Pepco merger thwarted by grassroots efforts. Featured Stories: 5 Reasons Utilities Are Hating On Their Solar-Producing Customers … Read More