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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

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 29, 2016

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of November 28, 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-november-28-2016/

This week in Energy Democracy news: With national energy policy stagnant (for the moment) states and cities are taking the lead in growing distributed generation and renewable energy such as new 100% renewable commitments in St. Petersburg, Florida and newly approved renewable projects in Greater Minnesota. Featured Stories: Why is green pricing a premium when… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 15, 2016

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of November 14, 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-november-14-2016/

This week in Energy Democracy news: Battles abound over energy policy across the United States, small town renewable energy builds local communities, and new interstate highway electric vehicle infrastructure proposed. Featured Stories Being Black still a barrier to rural cooperative board membership by John Farrell, CleanTechnica Size really doesn’t matter for renewable energy arrays by… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 1, 2016

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of October 31, 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-october-31-2016/

This week in Energy Democracy news: Ballot initiatives in Florida and Nevada end up on different sides of the solar divide, Arizona’s public utilities commissioners are up for re-election (as is the future of the state’s renewable future), and our answer to Ken Bone’s energy question is republished. Featured Stories: Why going local makes sense… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 17, 2016

Energy Democracy Media Roundup – week of October 17, 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-october-17-2016/

This week in Energy Democracy news: An analysis of Germany’s customer-centric energy revolution, a Q&A around our latest report, and regulators fighting back against solar fees across the country. Featured Stories Distributed Generation Under Fire (2015) by John Farrell, CleanTechnica Q&A: New report challenges assumption that bigger solar is better by Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy… Continue reading