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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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Featured 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

Featured Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 28, 2016

Energy Democracy, 2016 in Review

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

While 2016 was a turbulent year in our government, the goals and values we hold at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and in the Energy Democracy initiative remain steadfast. Top Energy Posts of 2016 | Top Media Hits of 2016 | Top Twitter Posts of 2016 My colleagues and I have been promoting effective, bottom-up strategies… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 26, 2016

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of December 26, 2016

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-december-26-2016/

This week in Energy Democracy news: A large energy bill passed Michigan, Arizona de-valued solar power, and much more excitement in this year-end Energy Democracy media roundup! Featured Stories: Arizona vote puts an end to net metering to solar customers by Julia Pyper, GreenTech Media Utilities strip consumers’ control over energy bills: Episode 36 of… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 13, 2016

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of December 12, 2016

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-december-12-2016/

This week in Energy Democracy news: Rural Minnesota communities are finding the value of renewable energy, the city of Boulder is committing to 100% renewable energy, and a reexamination of citizen energy initiatives in spite of monopoly utility’s opposition. Featured Stories To lease or to own your solar array (infographic) by John Farrell, CleanTechnica Presentation:… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 1, 2016

Media Outlets Cover 2016 Colorado Broadband Ballot Initiatives

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/media-outlets-cover-2016-colorado-broadband-ballot-initiatives/

Various Sources – November 2 – 19, 2016 On November 8th, 2016, 26 Colorado cities and counties joined 69 of their fellow communities in opting out of the restrictive, anti-municipal broadband state law, SB 152. For years, we at ILSR have been covering the developments in Colorado as voters reclaim local telecommunications authority. The media,… Continue reading