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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 20, 2009

Fiber opportunity is worth the risk in North St. Paul

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Fiber opportunity is worth the risk in North St. Paul By Christopher Mitchell, originally published in St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 20, 2009 Come Tuesday, North St. Paul residents have the opportunity to become the first metro-area community with a nextgeneration network connecting every home and business. This network will offer a unique experience in… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Feb 6, 2009

Obama’s Renewable Energy Initiative May Not Bring Power to the People

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Obama’s Renewable Energy Initiative May Not Bring Power to the People By David Morris, originally published in Alternet, February 6, 2009 The new mantra in energy circles is “national smart grid.” In the New York Times, Al Gore insists the new president should give the highest priority to “the planning and construction of a unified… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Feb 5, 2009

Tax Reform and Community Based Renewable Energy

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Tax Reform and Community Based Renewable Energy By John Farrell, originally published in Renewable Energy World, February 5, 2009 The federal tax credits for renewable energy have been a major barrier to widespread ownership of renewable energy. The production tax credit, for example, can only be taken against passive income, a type of income that… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2008

New National Transmission Network Not Needed To Meet Renewable Energy Goals

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For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: John Farrell Tel. 612-276-3456 ext 210 New National Transmission Network Not Needed To Meet Renewable Energy Goals   Minneapolis, Minn.— (December 8, 2008). Two new reports from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) question the need for a new national extra-high voltage transmission network to support renewable energy expansion…. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Nov 10, 2008

Most States Can Be Energy Independent, New Report Shows

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For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: John Farrell Tel. 612-276-3456 ext 210 Most States Can Be Energy Independent, New Report Shows Minneapolis, MN— (November 10, 2008) A new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) suggests that at least half of the fifty states could achieve energy self-sufficiency with the help of locally-focused federal… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 29, 2008

Will the Economic Crash Take Down Our Hopes for Clean Energy?

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Will the Economic Crash Take Down Our Hopes for Clean Energy? By David Morris, originally published in Alternet, October 29, 2008 A century ago French philosopher and writer Paul Valery observed, “The central problem with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” He could have been commenting on current… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 28, 2008

Voter fraud? No, voter suppression.

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Voter fraud? No, voter suppression. By David Morris, originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 28, 2008 Why are we hearing so much about voter fraud and so little about election fraud? After all, the odds of someone voting fraudulently are about the same as those of an American being struck and killed by… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 23, 2008

The Big Difference in Obama’s and McCain’s Plans for Our Energy Future

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The Big Difference in Obama’s and McCain’s Plans for Our Energy Future By David Morris, originally published in Alternet, October 23, 2008 A few weeks ago I was at Iowa State University addressing 500 students and faculty at its engineering school. I was sharing a platform with former CIA Director Jim Woolsey. At one point,… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Oct 9, 2008

Court Victory Paves Way For Publicly Owned Broadband

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For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 COURT VICTORY PAVES WAY FOR PUBLICLY OWNED BROADBAND   Institute celebrates Minnesota city’s milestone in community-owned fiber optic project Minneapolis, MN—(October 9, 2008). The Honorable Judge Jonathan Jasper, a judge of the 10th District District Court, has ruled that Minnesota cities have the authority to issue bonds to… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 9, 2008

How T. Boone Pickens’ Energy Plan Just Got Killed

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How T. Boone Pickens’ Energy Plan Just Got Killed The new bailout plan passed by Congress may have put the nail in the coffin on Pickens’ dangerous energy proposal. By David Morris, originally published in Alternet, October 9, 2008 The financial bailout bill passed by Congress may have once and for all put an end… Continue reading