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Did the export-import bank shoot Jordan Cove in the foot?

Did the export-import bank shoot Jordan Cove in the foot?

As my devoted readers know, especially those who have read my magnum opus “The JOB Messiahs”, we have suffered a long train of economic atrocities inflicted by bumbling bureaucrats who imagined they were creating Economic Development (Ecodevo for short). Forty years of local economic history show that they have produced the exact opposite of what […]

The LNG prosperity myth

The LNG prosperity myth

Some of the progressive wins last Tuesday were ordinances crafted under a community rights model by local groups working with CELDF (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund). Athens, OH banned fracking passing a rights based ordinance as did the California counties of San Benito and Mendocino, (my old stomping grounds). Not every rights based initiative was […]

Community owned power can produce local jobs

Community owned power can produce local jobs

Whether the locally generated electricity is sold to the grid or used to offset electricity costs through net metering or behind-the-meter usage, project owners receive a direct financial benefit from community power projects. A recent study from Germany revealed that half of all economic activity generated through a project returns directly to the pocket of project owners, or in other words, community members.

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