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Watch: Can Energy Democracy Energize the “Good Life” in Nebraska?

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 15, 2015 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

placeholderThe following presentation was given by ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell, this year’s keynote speaker at the Sierra Club of Nebraska’s Annual Event on November 21st, 2015.  The presentation illustrates the march towards energy democracy by highlighting the spread of affordable distributed energy resources (such as wind and solar) and the intense pressure it puts on the 20th century business model for electric utilities.

John outlined how Nebraska is particularly well-suited to capitalize on added distributed solar capacity. With an active citizenry and publicly-owned utilities, Nebraska can ensure that their energy future is a clean one.

Click through the slides or watch the video below.

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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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