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The unedited, one hour, version of the Broadband Discussion on KFAI’s
Truth to Tell program on June 11, 2008. Christopher Mitchell, Eric
Lampland, and Peter Fleck discussed wireless, fiber network, and the
importance of community accountability.
Christopher Mitchell was featured on "Truth to Tell," an hour long
program on KFAI, a radio station broadcasting in the Twin Cities.
Listen to Mitchell discuss municipal broadband networks via a stream on KFAI or download an mp3. We cut, spliced, and trimmed the interview into a short version (22 min).
Released to coincide with the UN’s World Environment Day on June 5th, this report documents the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. The study dispels myths about the climate benefits of landfill gas recovery and waste incineration, outlines policies needed to effect change, and offers a roadmap to significantly reduce… Continue reading
Updating our pathbreaking 2003 report, this June 2008 report by David Morris describes how commercially available technologies today could transform our petroleum powered transportation system into one powered by electricity and biofuels. Provisions in the recently passed Energy Act could accelerate that transformation. With the adoption of complementary policies, the revolution in our transportation sector can generate an equally profound revolution in our electricity sector. Hundreds of thousands of locally owned wind turbines and solar electric arrays supplying flexible fueled, plug-in hybrid vehicles can allow tens of millions of Americans to become energy producers not just energy consumers.
Large, remote concentrating solar power systems are the new darlings of the solar industry. Some observers now see centralized, not decentralized solar as the future. But a new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance reveals that the economic advantage of centralized solar and absentee owned solar arrays rests on federal tax incentives that discriminate against locally owned, decentralized solar arrays.
John Farrell, the report’s author and a strong voice in the energy community, calls for Congress to change federal tax incentives to give equal benefits to residential solar arrays, instead of favoring commercial and centralized projects.
David Morris talking about plug-in electric vehicles – broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midday Program.
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, was interviewed on WCCO’s "Good Question" segment that asked why diesel fuel is more expnsive than gas. Segment aired April 10, 2008. Continue reading
This April 2008 policy brief by John Farrell shows how current federal law discriminates against people owning their own power plants and highlights how the removal of two barriers at the federal level could dramatically enhance local ownership and investment in renewable energy projects. Continue reading
Stacy Mitchell on the Big-Box Swindle and related issues – broadcast on the Mark Johnson Show, RadioVermont WDEV, Mar. 11, 2008.
In dozens of towns across the country, citizens have seized the reins of their local economies by starting community-owned stores. This 6-page fact sheet shows you how to get started. Continue reading
Broadening awareness of the consequences of our shopping choices is an essential strategy for rebuilding our local economies. This 4-page fact sheet will help you get started. Continue reading
This February 2008 report by David Morris criticizes the authors of two recent studies published in
On February 7, 2008, Science published two studies that examined the greenhouse gas impact of land use changes caused by the growing demand for biofuels. Within hours, news of the studies was carried by a remarkable number of media outlets. Reporters summed up the findings indire terms. National Public Radio declared, "Study: Ethanol Worse for Climate Than Gasoline." The New York Times headline read, "Biofuels Deemed a Greenhouse Threat." Continue reading