ILSR held a feed-in tariff conference on January 9, 2009, in Northfield MN. The event was attended by approximately 120 people – from regulators and legislators to renewable energy developers and activists. We learned how cities, counties, non-profits and more individuals can become owners of renewable energy projects. We saw how renewable energy can promote more economic development and discovered how developing renewable energy can be made more simple.
The New Rules Project features several programs and initiatives, including: The Hometown Advantage, Telecommunications as Commons Initiative, Biofuels and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and Climate Neutral Bonding.… Read More
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) proposes a set of new rules that builds community by supporting humanly scaled politics and economics. The rules call for:
- Decisions made by those impacted
- Communities accepting responsibility for the welfare of their members and the next generation
- Households and communities possessing or owning sufficient productive capacity to generate real wealth
NewRules.org discusses the importance of rules and catalogs the best. We make the rules and the rules make us.… Read More
The economic benefits of deconstruction are substantial. One of the biggest challenges to “greening” businesses is overcoming the false perception that environmentally-sound business practices necessarily will increase costs and decrease profits. Deconstruction is helping break that myth. Companies that have … Read More
At the federal level: Much of the funding for campaigns comes from individuals who donate money. At the federal level, these contributrions are subject to limits, enacted in 1974 in the aftermath of Watergate.
An individual may give a candidate no more than $1,000 per election. The law also caps individual donations to a political party at $20,000.
However, corporate contributions to candidates for President and Congress have been outlawed since 1907; contributions from labor unions have been outlawed since 1943.