Cultivating Community Composting Forum and Workshop Bring Composters Together

Date: 16 Feb 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

More than 70 community composters from all over the US gathered in Jacksonville to discuss best practices for community composting.… Read More

Big Box Toolkit

Date: 23 Dec 2011 | posted in: Retail | 3 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This toolkit provides guidance on how to block big-box development in your community, including tips on how to form an effective citizens group, fact sheets to help educate your neighbors and elected officials, and advice on intervening in the land use review process.… Read More

New Rules News

Date: 2 Mar 2010 | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sign up for the New Rules News e-Bulletin! The New Rules News Bulletin gives an update on the New Rules Project and provides subscribers with a periodic update on new additions to this web site. … Read More

ILSR’s Minnesota Carbon Tax Shift Archives

In the 1990s, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and other energy activists in Minnesota undertook an effort to get Minnesota to adopt a billion dollar "tax shift" that would have raised the cost of energy while reducing taxes on income and/or property. ILSR was integrally involved in the design of the legislative proposal and examined the impacts on various sectors of Minnesota’s economy. Below you will find the archive of the materials that were prepared to support the initiative. Over several years, the proposal was debated extensively but never enacted into law. … Read More

The Energetics of Ethanol: An Introduction and Link to Studies

Date: 12 May 2009 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Does it take more energy to make ethanol than is contained in ethanol?  That question continues to haunt the ethanol industry even after nearly 30 years of expanding production.  Over the years more than 20 scientific studies have examined the question.  This document contains links to the major studies of the subject completed during the last decade or so.… Read More

Policy Areas

Date: 1 May 2009 | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The New Rules Project focuses on the following policy areas: Agriculture, Banking, Energy, Environment, Equity, Governance, Information, Retail, and Taxation.… Read More

Four Decades of ILSR Research on Democratic Energy Now Available

Date: 17 Apr 2009 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President-elect Barack Obama is making “a new energy economy” his “No. 1 priority.”  He has an historic opportunity not only to change the fuel composition of our energy system but to change the very scale and structure of our energy system.  For more than 34 years,  scale issues related to energy production have been a primary research focus of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.  We believe that research can help inform today’s activists and policymakers.  To that end, we’ve converted our largely typewritten early reports and books into a 21st century format for on-line reading and downloading.

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