Nebraska’s Largest Recycler Ends Commercial Single Stream Processing Due to Contamination, Costs

The First Star Recycling Company in Nebraska has halted single stream from commercial participants as of June 1st, 2018. The pressure causing them to end this practice stemmed from new international recycling specifications.

The company has reported contamination rates of 40 percent and their resulting labor costs have become too great. … Read More

Picks: Nebraska Warms to Immigrants; Chicago’s Filthy Privatized Schools; Municipal Public Housing; a Data Bill of Rights; and more (3rd Edition)

Date: 30 Apr 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Privatization is impacting the United States in nearly every sector, as ILSR co-founder David Morris indicates in this week’s Weekly Picks: Michigan’s prison food, Chicago’s public school sanitation, and Iowa’s Medicaid privatization is an example of the kinds of things that happen when you take the public incentive away from doing adequate work. Much more inside…… Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of December 21, 2015

Date: 28 Dec 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: US distributed solar capacity continues to grow. Maryland proposes growing state levels of renewable energy. Distributed generation crosses party lines in rural Nebraska. Featured Stories The North Carolina town that’s scared of solar panels, revisited … Read More

Watch: Can Energy Democracy Energize the “Good Life” in Nebraska?

Date: 15 Dec 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The following presentation was given by ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell, this year’s keynote speaker at the Sierra Club of Nebraska’s Annual Event on November 21st, 2015.  The presentation illustrates the march towards energy democracy by highlighting the … 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

Midwest Solar Market: Hot or Not?

Date: 19 May 2014 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Is solar ready to boom in the Midwest, or does poor policy still stand in the way? This presentation by Institute for Local Self-Reliance Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell to the Midwest Solar Expo on May 16, 2014, explores … Read More