Topic: Energy and Climate

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Published August 2016

Where are communities taking charge of their energy future? Which states give communities the most power? ILSR's Community Power Map provides an interactive illustration of how communities are accelerating the transition toward 100% renewable energy and how policies help or hinder greater local action.

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Published April 2017

Why is it hard for community-scale renewable energy to compete? It's not the price, but the lack of accurate price that takes into account the cost of delivery! This presentation explains how federal law guarantees a right to sell power at competitive prices.

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Published June 2017

The U.S. vehicle market will undergo a massive technology disruption from electric vehicles in the coming decades. Many analysts see the potential for surging sales of these efficient vehicles to enable smart grid management, but few have explored the local impact of electric vehicles: promoting energy democracy. 

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Published April 2016

The electric utility monopoly is breaking up, but will renewable energy become another form of wealth extraction or will community renewable energy enable communities to capture their renewable power?

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Published May 2016

Bike Ready reuses footage from Superstorm Sandy and the actual community based relief on two wheels provided to deliver supplies, communicate, evacuate and generate electricity. In the spirit of mutual aid, let's get ready, bicyclers everywhere! 4 minute video

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Published March 2017

Green Map's globally designed iconography is now matched to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Use them to improve communications about complex topics. More at http://GreenMap.org/icons

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Published April 2016

From healthy soils, to good local jobs, we bet you didn't know that compost can have such an impact! So think twice before you throw away your compostable food scraps… because one person's trash is another's black gold. Please help us spread the word!

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Published April 2017

ILSR supports the development of a diverse and distributed food waste reduction and recovery infrastructure. We hope local and state governments will consider using our hierarchy as a policy framework. We welcome comments and suggestions.

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Published July 2014

Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting is based upon work supported under a grant by the Utilities Programs, United States Department of Agriculture and was produced by ILSR's Composting Makes $en$e Project and the Highfields Center for Composting.

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Published June 2010

Shortly after the economic meltdown of 2008, Korten fleshed out a vision of an alternative to the corporate Wall Street economy. He offers his analysis and guidance on mounting a grassroots campaign to bring about an economy based on shared prosperity, ecological stewardship, and citizen democracy.

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