Topic: Localism

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Event Date: 10/30/2017 - 2:00pm

Join equity leaders from around the country in Washington, DC, to discuss how we can advance efforts to ensure cities are places of opportunity for all.

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Published March 2016

Electric cooperatives have been the backbone of the nation's rural electrical system for more than 80 years. Their mission and business model now face more challenges than ever, from financial to contractual to basic member control. But the opportunity is equally great...

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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 September 2016

Conventional wisdom suggests the biggest wind and solar power plants will be cheapest, but where they deliver power, and who will own them, matters more.

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Published April 2017

The Movement for Black Lives released last year a comprehensive platform, including an economic plank that discusses various opportunities for the economic development of black communities. This Transform Finance Investor Network webinar is led by Cathy Albisa, Director of NESRI, and Rashad Jamal Buni of the Black Youth Project.

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Event Date: 11/06/2017 - 12:30pm

This presentation will discuss savings circles in the Cambodian, Kenyan, Bangladeshi, Barbadian, Nepali and Eritrean communities, and include members of the Latino community in Lawrence as panelists.

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Published March 2017

It seems counterintuitive that a conservative farming community in southeastern Iowa is home to some of the most expansive solar generation in the U.S. But that's exactly what's happening in the area served by Farmers Electric Cooperative, the rural utility whose enterprising leader, Warren McKenna, saw renewables as a gateway to economic vitality.

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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 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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