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Celebrating 100: A Spotlight On 6 Leaders Of 100% Renewable Cities — Episode 100 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast

March 30th, 2020 | by John Farrell

This week marks a milestone for the Local Energy Rules podcast: 100 episodes. Although the times are grim and uncertain, we hope you take refuge in these visions of a cleaner, more equitable future. For our 100th episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, we compiled a highlight reel from the Voices of 100% series. This episode celebrates five cities that are working toward our vision: community-driven, equitable, 100% renewable energy economies. As the movement grows, there will only be more voices to share


Don’t-Miss Opportunity For Local Choice In Landmark Carbon-Free Bills

March 12th, 2019 | by John Farrell

Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy in New Mexico, joined ILSR’s Director of Energy Democracy, John Farrell, in March 2019, for a new episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, to discuss the state’s proposed Energy Transition Act and its big giveaways to one of New Mexico’s incumbent monopoly utilities, PNM. The two also discussed the pitfalls of state policy that ignores how rooftop solar and other distributed energy offer huge opportunities to share the wealth of a climate-friendly energy system


A “Year Of 100” For Local, Renewable Energy In 2018

January 7th, 2019 | by John Farrell

Co-director of ILSR and Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell and research associate Marie Donahue sat down before the winter break to reflect on what they are describing as the “Year of 100” — a landmark year for 100% renewable energy commitments in


Bill McKibben Kicks Off Keep It 100 Campaign

August 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

When the Koch Brothers sit around their mansions at night, do they throw darts at an image of Bill McKibben (the champion of climate change information)? Along with other lonely warriors such as Michael Mann and James Hansen, he is swimming upstream against a tide of climate denial funded by the Kochs, ExxonMobil, and anyone else who stands to make a buck off of poisoning the world with the effluent and detritus created by extracting, transporting, and burning fossil fuels



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