Energy Self-Reliant States: 5 Barriers to and Solutions for Community Renewable Energy

I spent last week preparing for the release of my report on Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff programnext Monday (“Expect Delays – Reviewing Ontario’s ‘Buy Local’ Renewable Energy Program”) and spent much of the week working on the passage of a solar energy standard in Minnesota (it passed the House the week prior …

Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: 5 Barriers to and Solutions for Community Renewable Energy

I spent last week preparing for the release of my report on Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff programnext Monday (“Expect Delays – Reviewing Ontario’s ‘Buy Local’ Renewable Energy Program”) and spent much of the week working on the passage of a solar energy standard in Minnesota (it passed the House the week prior …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States

I recognized a lot of you in attendance at the Community Renewable Energy webinar last Tuesday.  If you missed it (or want to refresh your memory), an audio slideshow and the downloadable slides of 5 barriers to community renewable energy is available. We’ve also got another new podcast, featuring a discussion of Gainesville’s …

Better Markets Featured in New Documentary on the Financial Crisis

Better Markets Featured in New Documentary on the Financial Crisis Fellow fighters for financial reform: We would like to let you know of a very important Frontline four-hour documentary “Money, Power and Wall Street” starting tonight and continuing on May 1 on PBS stations. Better Markets President and CEO Dennis …

Money and Democracy Update

an e-newsletter about the movement to curb corporate influence in politics and restore our democracy Issue #81 • October 7, 2011 “Money and Democracy Update” is Public Citizen’s weekly e-newsletter about the intersection of money and politics. It is part of our ongoing campaign to track the results of — …

Free to save

Free to save ‘The greatest source of energy in the future is finding ways to use energy more efficiently.’ No, this pronouncement was not made by Greenpeace nor by the European Insulation Manufacturers Association. It is a quote from ExxonMobil – from the 2010 edition of this company’s annual “Outlook …

Amendments for free – MEPs work with lobbyists to water down derivatives legislation

AMENDMENTS FOR FREE New article from Corporate Europe Observatory Three MEPs were recently caught red-handed after tabling amendments to EU-legislation in return for money. This was a major scandal. But Corporate Europe Observatory has found that it is still standard practice in the Parliament for lobbyists to draft amendments – …