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25 by ’25: Getting the Priorities Right

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Mar 27, 2007 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/25-25-getting-priorities-right/

A recent speech by ILSR Vice President, David Morris, focuses on ways to ensure that our nation’s move to have 25 percent of our energy consumption come from renewable energy by 2025 will maximize the benefits to the communities in which these fuels are produced and harvested.

Morris said, “25 by ’25, by its very nature is a quantitative goal. Thus it is not surprising that most will view the challenge primarily as how to design rules that achieve this level of output. Yet we need to take into account qualitative goals as well. We need to strive not just for more, but for better.”

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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power. More

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