Cap and Tax, Don’t Cap and Trade By David Morris, originally published on AlterNet, March 12, 2007 At the Oscars, former Vice President Al Gore and megastar actor Leonardo DiCaprio informed a billion viewers that this was the first “green Oscar,” at least with respect to global warming. The hosts had purchased sufficient greenhouse gas… Continue reading
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 8, 2007 Publicly owned networks are the key to universal access and healthy competition Localizing the Internet: Five Ways Public Ownership Solves the U.S. Broadband Problem This January 2007 report argues that a publicly owned information infrastructure is the key to healthy competition, universal access, and non-discriminatory rates. download the… Continue reading
As of today, 111 college Presidents have signed on to an initiative, The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, that commits their campuses to become carbon neutral. Continue reading
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 required that DOE, in consultation with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), conduct a study of the potential benefits of cogeneration and small power production. The final report, The Potential Benefits of Distributed Generation and Rate Related Issues that May Impede Their Expansion, is now open for public comment until April 30, 2007.
The country’s two leading expert advocates for salvaging parts of unwanted houses rather than demolishing them explain the “green” art of unbuilding (or deconstruction) and take the reader on a fascinating tour of the process. Continue reading
Subsidies, tax dodges, and dead malls — An interview with Stacy Mitchell in Multinational Monitor, Feb. 2007 Continue reading
Presented to the R’07 Conference Recovery of Materials and Energy for Resource Efficiency Davos, Switzerland, September 2007 The recent paradigm shift in computer discard from disposal to recovery and recycling has been the result of grass roots organizing in the US. Refurbishing of computers has not been emphasized in new government policies, despite the overwhelming… Continue reading
A new online database created by the Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA) will help local entrepreneurs find space for their businesses and give property owners and developers a way to recruit more independent businesses to their properties.
After months of study and consideration by local officials and concerned citizens, the Bellingham City Council has enacted a law that prohibits stores over 90,000 square feet and imposes design standards on those over 60,000 square feet. Continue reading
In a now widely dispersed article, Greg Richardson of Civitium has a bone to pick with my organization. His complaint? Our “far left” “bias”“on public ownership” is “damaging to the public broadband movement.”
Dispensewith the red flag words, and you’ll find an important issue. Civitium and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have very different definitions of the word “public.”