ILSR Research Provides Background for HuffPost Feature on New Jersey City

Date: 14 Mar 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

Walmart Touts Itself As An Environmental Leader. Its Workers Say Otherwise.

Date: 2 May 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of August 31, 2015

Date: 1 Sep 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 … Read More