100 episodes

ILSR's Democratic Energy program has been identifying key policies and strategies for boosting local economies by keeping energy dollars local for over 35 years. This podcast series features ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell as he interviews leaders in local renewable energy development, people who have struggled to create community energy projects and change policy to make them easier. Most shows are 15-20 minutes in length, released twice a month.

Local Energy Rules John Farrell

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    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

ILSR's Democratic Energy program has been identifying key policies and strategies for boosting local economies by keeping energy dollars local for over 35 years. This podcast series features ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell as he interviews leaders in local renewable energy development, people who have struggled to create community energy projects and change policy to make them easier. Most shows are 15-20 minutes in length, released twice a month.

    A People’s Playbook on Advancing Energy Justice, Despite Utility Misdirection

    A People’s Playbook on Advancing Energy Justice, Despite Utility Misdirection

    For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Yesenia Rivera discuss the People’s Utility Justice Playbook and how to combat utility tactics that undermine energy democracy. |



    Show page available: https://ilsr.org/peoples-utility-playbook-ler156/ |



    Listen to all of our Local Energy Rules podcast episodes at our site: https://ilsr.org/local-energy-rules-podcast-homepage |



    Don't forget to subscribe, share with your friends, leave a recommendation on our podcast feeds, and join the conversation online using the #LocalEnergyRules hashtag!

    • 30 min
    Monopolistic Utility Companies Suppress the Use of Customer Data

    Monopolistic Utility Companies Suppress the Use of Customer Data

    For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, a rebroadcast from the Building Local Power Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Michael Murray discuss how utilities are resisting data portability, even though customers have a right to their own data. |



    Show page available: https://ilsr.org/utilities-customer-data-portability-ler155 |



    Listen to all of our Local Energy Rules podcast episodes at our site: https://ilsr.org/local-energy-rules-podcast-homepage |



    Don't forget to subscribe, share with your friends, leave a recommendation on our podcast feeds, and join the conversation online using the #LocalEnergyRules hashtag!

    • 46 min
    The Movement to Take Back Control From Monopoly Electric Utilities

    The Movement to Take Back Control From Monopoly Electric Utilities

    For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guests a rebroadcast from the Building Local Power Podcast, we share a recording of ILSR’s Democratizing Power event: a conversation with advocates about how communities have challenged monopoly power through a ballot initiative, antitrust litigation, and grassroots organizing. |



    Show page available: https://ilsr.org/democratizing-power-event-ler154 |



    Listen to all of our Local Energy Rules podcast episodes at our site: https://ilsr.org/local-energy-rules-podcast-homepage |



    Don't forget to subscribe, share with your friends, leave a recommendation on our podcast feeds, and join the conversation online using the #LocalEnergyRules hashtag!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Despite Promising Policies, Advocates Are Still Fighting for Community Power

    Despite Promising Policies, Advocates Are Still Fighting for Community Power

    For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guests Crystal Huang and Al Weinrub discuss the gap between policy and implementation and how ILSR’s Community Power Scorecard could better represent and mobilize local organizers. |



    Show page available: https://ilsr.org/promising-policies-community-power-ler153 |



    Listen to all of our Local Energy Rules podcast episodes at our site: https://ilsr.org/local-energy-rules-podcast-homepage |



    Don't forget to subscribe, share with your friends, leave a recommendation on our podcast feeds, and join the conversation online using the #LocalEnergyRules hashtag!

    • 48 min
    The Legal Case for a Clean and Competitive Energy Sector

    The Legal Case for a Clean and Competitive Energy Sector

    For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Jean Su discuss how President Biden could defend the U.S. from climate and economic harms through executive action. Su then shares a landmark court ruling and its implications for antitrust enforcement. |



    Show page available: https://ilsr.org/defense-production-act-srp-antitrust-ler152 |



    Listen to all of our Local Energy Rules podcast episodes at our site: https://ilsr.org/local-energy-rules-podcast-homepage |



    Don't forget to subscribe, share with your friends, leave a recommendation on our podcast feeds, and join the conversation online using the #LocalEnergyRules hashtag!

    • 46 min
    Voices of 100%: Idaho Coalition Crafts a Data-Driven Clean Power Pledge

    Voices of 100%: Idaho Coalition Crafts a Data-Driven Clean Power Pledge

    For this Voices of 100% episode of Local Energy Rules, guests Lynne Barker, Scott Runkel, and host John Farrell discuss how a 100 percent renewable energy commitment moved forward amidst a pandemic and the options that Idaho communities have to reach their sustainability goals. |



    Show page available: https://ilsr.org/hailey-idaho-voices-of-100-podcast/ |



    Listen to all of our Local Energy Rules podcast episodes at our site: https://ilsr.org/local-energy-rules-podcast-homepage |



    Don't forget to subscribe, share with your friends, leave a recommendation on our podcast feeds, and join the conversation online using the #LocalEnergyRules hashtag!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

RSLatimer ,

Deep Dive on Energy Info - Well Delivered

I listen to many energy related podcasts and found this one via another series. Good content, deep dive into some history on the episode I listended to. Moves along quickly. Held my interest for an hour. I'll listen again. R. S. Latimer

Noconnell ,

A guide towards possibilities

Ilsr and this podcast highlight those making positive changes in solar. It is truly an inspiration towards what is possible through local empowerment and empowerment.

Sustenance13 ,

A must among energy podcasts

An important perspective on the energy transition: intersections with politics, equity, local government.

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