ILSR Video Parody Lampoons Xcel Energy’s Ask for “Blank Check” in Minnesota Legislature

Date: 16 Mar 2018 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To honor Xcel Energy’s successful introduction of legislation to give itself a “blank check” for its anticipated Prairie Island nuclear power plant retrofit, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Community Power today released a video to tell the truth about what’s really in the “red box” that’s prevalent in Xcel’s widespread televised advertisements. For more information about Xcel’s power plant bill and where decisions will be made about it, visit… Read More

Press Release: Over 750 communities have a community network, according to new ILSR map update

Date: 5 Feb 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Updated Community Networks Map now includes over 750 communities. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s map details the communities that are making investments in better connectivity providing the opportunity for other communities to build their own Internet infrastructure.… Read More

Press Release: Record Number of U.S. Households Have Access to Food Waste Collection

A record number of U.S. households have access to food waste collection. Residential access to curbside food waste collection has almost doubled in past three years; drop-off sites provide access to millions more. Explore the latest report from ILSR and BioCycle.… Read More

Press Release: Comcast is spending scared in Seattle & Fort Collins local elections, facing threat of competition

Date: 2 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In our latest policy brief, we analyzed the actions of Internet Service Provider giant Comcast during this election season in two locations: Seattle, Wash. and Fort Collins, Colo. We found that Comcast is spending millions in the two locations to protect its monopoly.… Read More

Press Release: Cable Association Spends Big Cash in Local Colorado Ballot Referendum on Municipal Broadband

Date: 25 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Comcast is spending big to oppose broadband competition in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association is spending hundreds of thousands to deny residents a real choice in broadband Internet access by moving against a local pro-municipal broadband referendum.… Read More

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