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Watch: 5 Barriers To and Solutions for Community Renewable Energy

| Written by John Farrell | 3 Comments | Updated on May 3, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

placeholderCommunity renewable energy has significant political and economic benefits, but is often hindered by five major barriers. Watch this vividly illustrated presentation to learn how communities can overcome the barriers and advance more local renewable energy.

ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell gave this presentation as part of a Sustainable Economies Law Center webinar on April 30, 2013.

You can also download or view just the slide show.

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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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  • Paul Kangas

    A solution is to build all new solar & BERM housing, as Mayor Rex Paris is doing in Lancaster, Ca. It costs less to build new BERM & solar housing, than it does to refit.
    Pass a Feed in Tariff for each city.

  • Jordan

    Might I be able to find a working paper published by the ILSR that goes into greater depth concerning the 5 barriers?