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Article filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 10, 2010

ILSR Responds to The New York Times

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/commentary-ilsr-responds-to-the-new-york-times/

April 2010 An editor of The New York Times asked Neil Seldman to respond to the Times article by Elizabeth Rosenthal, (Europe Finds Clean Energy in Trash, but U.S. Lags) The comment was published in the Times discussion forum, Room for Debate. Environmental questions are not the primary concerns of many in the U.S. who oppose… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jun 3, 2010

Energy Self-Reliant States Get A Boost From New Federal Study

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/energy-selfreliant-states-get-boost-new-federal-study/

A new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reinforces the findings of a 2009 report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR).  The ILSR report, Energy Self-Reliant States, concluded that all 50 states could generate at least 25 percent of their electricity needs from in-state renewable energy while 31 could generate over 100 percent.  Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2010

Investing in Zero Waste: Some Lessons for L.A.

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/investing-in-zero-waste-some-lessons-for-l-a/

Zero Waste is becoming the new conventional wisdom when it comes to handling municipal solid wastes. Public and private sector investors are staking claims to growth industries and doing well. At the same time, however, there are lemons and pitfalls to avoid. In the last few months, for example, it was announced that two successful… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2010

Success and Change in ILSR’s Deconstruction Program

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/success-and-change-in-ilsrs-deconstruction-program/

After 10 years of research, advocacy, implementation, and technical assistance to promote the development of building deconstruction across the US, ILSR is declaring victory. The Department of Housing and Urban Development took tentative steps a few years ago to allow deconstruction projects to be eligible under HOPE VI projects for public housing authorities and recently… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2010

New Developments

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/12857/

Updated June 2010 After 10 years of research, advocacy, implementation, and technical assistance to promote the development of building deconstruction across the US, ILSR is declaring victory. The Department of Housing and Urban Development took tentative steps a few years ago to allow deconstruction projects to be eligible under HOPE VI projects for public housing… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on May 20, 2010

John Farrell on This Week in Energy talking about PACE municipal energy financing

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/john-farrell-week-energy-talking-about-pace-municipal-energy-financing/

On episode 24 of This Week in Energy, John Farrell discusses PACE, oil spills and smart grids with hosts Bob Tregilus and Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield. Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on May 19, 2010

PACE Municipal Energy Financing: Designing State Policy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/pace-municipal-energy-financing-designing-state-policy/

What lessons have we learned from early PACE programs and what does that mean for designing good state enabling legislation?  Learn more from this webinar presentation by ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell to the NGA Center for Best Practices.

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Article filed under Banking | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on May 18, 2010

Five Reasons the Carper Amendment Must Be Defeated

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/five-reasons-carper-amendment-must-be-defeated/

One of the more menacing amendments circling the financial reform bill is a proposal by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) that would bar states from enforcing consumer protection laws against national banks and would make it easier for banks to claim immunity from state laws they don’t like. Continue reading

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Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on May 6, 2010

Miles Driven for Shopping Continues to Climb, But Pace Slows

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/miles-driven-shopping-continues-climb-pace-slows/

While the number of miles logged going to work, social events, and other activities declined over the last decade, the number of miles families drive for shopping each year continued climb. Continue reading