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Arguing for Locally Produced Electricity in Rural Communities

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jun 30, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Rural areas aren’t just for energy export.

Dylan Kruse (Sustainable Northwest) at 2011 Rural Assembly from Center for Rural Strategies on Vimeo.


The points in this great presentation are echoed in a recent Böll Foundation report called Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms, which notes that some farmers in northern Germany make $2.5 million in a good year growing wheat. They make $15 million harvesting the wind.

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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.


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