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
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This January 2007 report by David Morris provides an analysis of federal policies that are both good and bad related to creating a viable cellulosic ethanol industry based on two building blocks: 1) Commercial technologies that produce ethanol from cellulose and 2) A cultivation, transportation and storage infrastructure that delivers cellulose to biorefineries. Continue reading
Stacy Mitchell on her book Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses – broadcost on The Book Report.
Our program continued its tradition of solving problems in ways that reinforce economic and environmental security. Our work continues to help community development organizations, small businesses and government agencies increase productive employment, recover increasing amounts of valuable recycled materials and products, save environmental resources, and lower operating costs. Read Waste to Wealth 2006 Report (PDF) Continue reading
in a discussion on what it means to a community when its major
financial and corporate institutions are swallowed up by national and
international mergers. With University of Baltimore professor Richard Clinch and Baltimore Sun business reporter Jay Hancock – Broadcast on the Marc Steiner Show, WYPR.
In this 40-minute interview on Wisconsin Public Radio, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell talks with host Joy Cardin about how the growing domination of mega-retailers, like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, is detrimental to society, but not irreversible. Continue reading
Stacy Mitchell Discusses her book, Big Box Swindle, broadcast on the
"Corporations Behaving Badly," radio show on KUCI, Irvine, California
Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel: An Overview- video of a speech by David Morris, ILSR Vice President, presented at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Air Quality Series. Presentated on September 28, 2006. Continue reading
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, was interviewed on WCCO’s "Good Question" segment that asked if gas prices were kept low for the election. Segment aired September 21, 2006. Continue reading
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, was interviewed as part of a segment on WCCO’s "Good Question" segment that asked if gas prices were unnaturally pumped up. Segment aired September 7, 2006. Continue reading
This September 2006 report by David Morris examines federal policies supporting cellulosic ethanol production and advocates that the Federal government adopt strategies that support farmer-owned biorefineries.
On June 14, 2006 the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Request for Information (RFI) — regarding the most beneficial and efficiency way to consider implementation of Section 942 — of the Energy Policy Act. We are concerned that by focusing on a single policy tool–a large government purchase–the RFI undermines holistic thinking.
Becca Vargo Daggett Presentation of signatures from 13,000 Minnesotans in support of network neutrality to Senator Mark Dayton – highlights of press conference Continue reading
San Francisco has launched an initiative to provide wireless access everywhere in the city. A number of Supervisors and residents have raised the possibility of the City following in the footsteps of over 200 other U.S. cities that already own information networks. To date, the City has not addressed that question, or at least no such study has been forthcoming.
Media Alliance invited the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to investigate the economics of a publicly owned information infrastructure. This report contains a preliminary financial analysis. Without complete information from the City, the numbers are not precise. But we think this analysis could serve as the basis for an informed discussion. We urge the City to undertake its own more detailed examination and make it public.
The added economic benefit of local stores has been dubbed the “local premium.” This one-page fact sheet explains it. Continue reading
ILSR’s Vice President, David Morris, was interviewed on WCCO’s "Project Energy" segment that answered questions about ethanol. Segment aired July 18, 2006 Continue reading