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Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 18, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of April 17, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-april-17-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news: Farmers are getting in on the solar energy craze, Alabama lags the rest of the states in the Southeast on solar, and Minnesota moves forward in their role as a clean energy leader in the country. Featured Stories: San Diego sets vision, vets options for 100% renewables by John… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 4, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of April 3, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-april-3-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news: Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton vetoes legislation that would have removed oversight for rural cooperatives, saving rural solar, plus a story of how Floridians defeated the controversial solar amendment during last year’s election. Featured Stories: How solar advocates defeated a controversial amendment by Eileen Mignoni, Yale Climate Connections Blog In… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 21, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of March 20, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-march-20-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news:

We get a run-down on what Xcel Energy has been doing at the Minnesota state legislature and beyond, how rural Alaska can teach the mainland about renewable energy, and why solar energy on farms is an important new cash crop for farmers. Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Mar 7, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of March 6, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-march-6-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news:

California introduced a bill to move the state more quickly towards 100% renewable energy, the Indiana legislature curtails net metering, and Nebraska communities are turning away from contracts with dirty energy. Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 21, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of February 20, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-february-20-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news:

We wrote about big movements in the Minnesota legislature on co-op oversight as well as the impending Sherco natural gas plant. Anti-net metering legislation also advances in Indiana. Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of February 6, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-february-6-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news:
A lot of state-level activity on renewable energy issues. Indiana and Wyoming put forward bills to limit net metering and any fair solar valuation, while Maryland and Massachusetts assert themselves as champions of economic development via renewables. Finally, NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s 50 States of Solar counted up a total of 212 solar policy actions (for good and ill) that were taken in 2016. Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 25, 2017

ILSR’s Report on Amazon Gets a Big Response in the Press

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/media-coverage-of-amazons-stranglehold-report/

ILSR’s recent report, Amazon’s Stranglehold: How the Company’s Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities, has been featured in numerous media stories and has inspired new reporting on the company. Here are a few highlights. Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 24, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of January 23, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-january-23-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news: Mississippi implements net metering, Montana grapples with proper solar valuation, and the opportunity of infrastructure funding in a new administration offers grid modernization (but caution, too). Featured Stories: As Trump heads to White House, lack of actual policy threatens US energy future by John Farrell, CleanTechnica How co-ops can… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 9, 2017

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of January 9, 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-january-9-2017/

This week in Energy Democracy news: GreenTech Media ranked the states most friendly to solar, the fight for proper valuation of solar energy continues in Montana and Maine, and Iowa’s latest energy plan promotes the vast potential of renewable energy of all stripes in their state. Featured Stories: Beyond Sharing Report — Part 1: Benefits… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Composting, Mid-Atlantic Recycling & Economic Development, Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 9, 2017

Waste to Wealth, 2016 in Review

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/waste-to-wealth-2016-in-review/

Now that 2016 is firmly in the rearview mirror, we are looking back at some of the great work that we did in our Waste to Wealth initiative during the year. We’ve broken down some of our top content into the two active categories of our initiative: Composting Makes Sense & Recycling, Economic Development, and Zero… Continue reading