KOIN TV, July 10, 2015 SANDY, Ore. — The city of Sandy is providing city owned, high speed Internet to its residents. It’s something many cities are considering and something that has been a financial disaster for others. In Sandy, officials said the investment is already paying off. Construction and hookups are expected to be… Continue reading
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About John Bailey
John Bailey was a senior researcher at ILSR from 1992 until 2011. He specialized in decentralized energy policy and analysis including topics of renewable energy, climate change, efficiency, tax policy and electric vehicles.
After 10 years of battling against a proposed garbage/plasma arc facility by the citizens in Ottawa, Ontario, the plant was approved. The political battle was lost. However the market has dictated that the plant would not be built anyway. It was too risky for investors. The effect of the demise of the Ottawa plant will… Continue reading
Comments (edited version) by Neil Seldman at the Zero Waste Symposium – held February 4, 2014 Sponsored by Zero Waste San Diego and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) February 4, 2014 Thank you very much, Rick. It’s always a pleasure to come back to California – certainly San Diego. Many of you know that… Continue reading
ArsTechnica, February 5, 2014 Kansas isn’t the only state considering legislation that would limit the growth of government-funded broadband networks that threaten incumbent Internet service providers. The latest such attempt we’ve learned of is a Utah House bill called the “Interlocal Entity Service Prohibition,” which would prevent a regional fiber consortium from building infrastructure outside… Continue reading
StateTech, October 1, 2013 In 2012, StateTech editors compiled a list of IT blogs, and it has been one of our most popular pages for over a year. While it offered variety and substance, we decided to crowdsource submissions for the 2013 version. When we asked the StateTech community to help us create a useful… Continue reading
This December 2009 report was prepared for the RE-AMP network (120+ organizations in eight Midwestern states). The scoping report outlines and makes recommendations on a variety of policy issues related to expanding electric vehicles. The report illustrates the relationships between electric vehicles and other GHG reduction strategies such as fuel economy standards (CAFE), low carbon fuel standards (LCFS) and efforts to reduce vehicle miles traveled. Because of their energy storage capability, electrified vehicles will also play an increasingly important role in the expansion of renewable energy and the future elaboration of smart grid technologies.
A new policy brief from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance concludes that universal dividends are a critically important tool to create the political will and public acceptance for a carbon cap. Universal dividends have the potential to hold harmless a large segment of consumers while we move to a low-carbon economy. Moreover, the universal dividend honors the principle that the sky belongs to all of us equally. Continue reading
This January 2008 policy brief by John Bailey concludes that universal dividends are a critically important tool to create the political will and public acceptance for a carbon cap. Universal dividends have the potential to hold harmless a large segment of consumers while we move to a low-carbon economy. Moreover, the universal dividend honors the principle that the sky belongs to all of us equally. Private investment in clean and efficient technologies will be driven by a carbon cap that leads to steady reductions over time of GHG emissions and carbon-based fuels.
Common to many proposals addressing climate change is a cap on carbon emissions or carbon content of fuels. A cap will generate a market value for carbon.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 8, 2007 New Report: U.S. Cities Fighting Global Warming Face Considerable Challenges Lessons from the Pioneers: Tackling Global Warming at the Local Level This January 2007 report looks at ten of the most visible and successful cities involved in global warming solutions and finds that reducing GHG emissions below 1990… Continue reading