ILSR Press Releases and Selected Media Coverage

ILSR’s Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election

ILSR's Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election

John Farrell

November 19, 2020

A statement from ILSR leadership on the 2020 election.  READ MORE


On WBEZ’s Reset: How Can We Protect Small Businesses During The Pandemic?

On WBEZ's Reset: How Can We Protect Small Businesses During The Pandemic?

Jordan Ashby

September 30, 2020

On WBEZ, Kennedy Smith discusses the state of small businesses during this pandemic and the role that state and local governments need to play in supporting them.  READ MORE


ILSR Contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals

ILSR Contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Jess Del Fiacco

September 29, 2020

ILSR's John Farrell and Maria McCoy contributed a chapter on community solar programs to the Affordable and Clean Energy volume of the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  READ MORE


Report: 47 States Could Meet 100% of Electricity Needs Using In-State Renewables

Report: 47 States Could Meet 100% of Electricity Needs Using In-State Renewables

Jess Del Fiacco

September 10, 2020

If each U.S. state took full advantage of its own renewable energy resources, would it be sufficient to satisfy that state’s electricity consumption? The answer, in almost every state, is a resounding yes.  READ MORE


In Bloomberg: Amazon Makes It Harder for Sellers to Avoid Shipping Service

In Bloomberg: Amazon Makes It Harder for Sellers to Avoid Shipping Service

Jordan Ashby

August 24, 2020

In Bloomberg, ILSR Legal Fellow Shaoul Sussman explains the antitrust implications of Amazon's latest shipping requirements for third-party vendors.  READ MORE


Stacy Mitchell’s Statement on Jeff Bezos’ Testimony Before Congress

Stacy Mitchell's Statement on Jeff Bezos' Testimony Before Congress

Stacy Mitchell

July 29, 2020

Statement from Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, regarding Jeff Bezos’ testimony before the House Antitrust Subcommittee.   READ MORE


Clean Energy Advocates Release Xcel Energy Integrated Resource Plan “Report Card”

Clean Energy Advocates Release Xcel Energy Integrated Resource Plan “Report Card”

Jess Del Fiacco

July 27, 2020

A report card released today by clean energy advocates gave Xcel Energy high marks for retiring existing coal plants, low marks for equity, and a failing grade for their proposal to build a large gas plant in Central Minnesota.  READ MORE


Our Guide Gives State and Local Leaders Tools to Fight Corporate Monopolies

Our Guide Gives State and Local Leaders Tools to Fight Corporate Monopolies

Jess Del Fiacco

July 15, 2020

As state and local leaders grapple with how to create a true recovery — one that lifts wages, fosters small businesses, and rebalances power — combating outsized corporate power is a key strategy. Check out ILSR's guide to antimonopoly policies for  READ MORE


Stacy Mitchell’s Statement on the EU’s Antitrust Charges Against Amazon

Stacy Mitchell's Statement on the EU's Antitrust Charges Against Amazon

Stacy Mitchell

June 11, 2020

ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell released the following statement in response to the news that the European Union will file antitrust charges against Amazon, regarding the company’s treatment of third-party sellers   READ MORE


ILSR’s Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Civil Unrest in Minneapolis

ILSR's Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Civil Unrest in Minneapolis

ILSR

May 29, 2020

We are devastated by the racist treatment and senseless killing of George Floyd. Along with our neighbors in Minneapolis, we mourn his tragic death, and recognize the profound harm that decades of unjust and oppressive policies have inflicted on people  READ MORE