November 25th, 2019 | by Jo Borrás
When it debuted earlier this year, the all-electric Lotus Evija promised buyers that its electric motors would put some 2000 HP to the ground once it reached production. If true, that claim would make the Evija easily the most powerful production car on the planet, electric or otherwise
April 19th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Why should a city seeking 100% renewable energy focus on local generation? ILSR’s Director of Energy Democracy, John Farrell, provided a short presentation to a University of Minnesota forum in Rochester, MN, with three reasons to buy energy locally
April 16th, 2018 | by John Farrell
Xcel’s top priority -- and legal obligation -- is maximizing profits for shareholders, even if that comes at the expense of customers and the country’s most successful community solar program, as a new parody video, released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Community Power reveals.
April 2nd, 2018 | by John Farrell
In March, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Community Power released a video that tells Minnesotans the truth about the bill Xcel is attempting to jam through the Legislature. The video is being released ahead of the impending Senate Energy Committee hearing where members will vote on the bill Xcel drafted to give itself a blank check for upkeep costs of its Prairie Island nuclear plant
February 26th, 2018 | by John Farrell
In September of 2017, ILSR Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell spoke in front of the Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association‘s Midwest Gateway to Solar event. In his talk he spoke about the importance of sound renewable energy policies that enable growth in locally-owned solar energy and how massive electric utilities are doing their best to harm locally-owned renewables.
November 9th, 2017 | by John Farrell
In this presentation, John Farrell details 6 reasons and 6 benefits of acting now to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, and two easy ways we can
August 24th, 2017 | by John Farrell
It seems counter-intuitive that a conservative farming community in southeastern Iowa is home to some of the most expansive solar generation in the US. 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.
June 12th, 2017 | by John Farrell
In this presentation, Farrell details how microgrids are a realistic piece of our renewable energy future and the intersection of biogas and other renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind energy
August 28th, 2015 | by Derek Markham
What does it take to build a 2 MW wind turbine? This time-lapse video of the construction of a wind [&hellip
July 8th, 2014 | by Roy L Hales
Originally Published in the ECOreport Peter Sinclair’s video Birthing a Solar Age illustrates the disruptive power of solar technology. As [&hellip