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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.

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Featured Article filed under General | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Sep 30, 2014

Job Opening: Director of Development

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/job-opening-director-development/

Reporting to ILSR’s Co-Directors, the Director of Development will be responsible for leading ILSR’s fund development strategy, setting and achieving fundraising benchmarks, engaging supporters, and establishing new relationships with prospective funders. The Director of Development will collaborate closely with ILSR’s Initiative (Program) Directors to jointly develop proposals and execute fundraising strategies. Continue reading

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Featured Article, Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Feb 24, 2014

Zero Waste Symposium – Comments By Neil Seldman

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/waste-symposium-comments-neil-seldman/

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

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Feb 5, 2014

Utah bill would stop regional fiber networks from expanding

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/utah-bill-stop-regional-fiber-networks-expanding/

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

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Oct 1, 2013

50 Must-Read State and Local Government IT Blogs

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/50-must-read-state-local-government-blogs-2/

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

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filed under Energy | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2009

Electric Vehicle Policy For the Midwest – A Scoping Document

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/electric-vehicle-policy-midwest-scoping-document/

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.

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Jan 28, 2008

Carbon Caps With Universal Dividends: Equitable, Ethical & Politically Effective Climate Policy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/carbon-caps-universal-dividends-equitable-ethical-politically-effective-climate-policy/

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

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Resource filed under Energy | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Jan 5, 2008

Carbon Caps With Universal Dividends: Equitable, and Politically Effective Climate Policy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/carbon-caps-universal-dividends-equitable-and-politically-effective-climate-policy/

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. 

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ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Jan 8, 2007

New Report: U.S. Cities Fighting Global Warming Face Considerable Challenges

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/for-immediate-release-january-8-2007/

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

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Resource filed under Energy | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Jan 5, 2007

Lessons from the Pioneers: Tackling Global Warming at the Local Level

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/lessons-pioneers-tackling-global-warming-local-level/

This January 2007 report by John Bailey looks at ten of the most visible and successful cities involved in global warming solutions and finds that reducing GHG emissions below 1990 levels will be a major challenge. Many cities will likely not meet their goals unless complementary state and federal policies are put in place very soon.   Continue reading