Watch: The Benefits of Clean, Local Energy

Date: 18 Jul 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Senior Researcher John Farrell presented on the benefits of local clean energy to a crowd in Boulder, CO, in April 2011 at the invitation of the local organization Clean Energy Action.  The city of Boulder is currently considering municipalization of its utility.… Read More

Listen: John Farrell talks about Democratizing the Electricity System on the Progressive Radio Network

Date: 13 Jul 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest in conversation with energy researcher John Farrell, of the Institute for Local Self Reliance. They discuss “energy democracy” and John Farrell’s recently published report, “Democratizing the Electricity System.” … Read More

Listen: John Farrell talks distributed generation and local authority on Boulder, CO’s KGNU

Date: 22 Jun 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

I was on the air with local attorney and renewable energy guru Susan Perkins, interviewed by host Duncan Campbell.  A great conversation about Boulder’s effort to municipalize in order to have more control over its electricity system and energy sources. … Read More

John Farrell Interviewed About “Grassroots Solar”

Date: 17 May 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, Brian Foley of the Sierra Club published an interview with John Farrell on “grassroots solar” on the Sierra Club blog, Compass.  Read the interview below, or click through to the Compass. Interview: Grassroots Solar You hear about gigantic … Read More

Listen: John Farrell Talks Economies of Scale on the RenewableEnergyWorld Podcast

Date: 7 Jan 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The title of the link won’t give it away, but I was interviewed on Stephen Lacey’s most recent REW podcast on superconducting technology for transmission.  He generously provided me some time to contrast the lead topic (centralized renewable energy reliant … Read More

Five Ideas from Detroit

Date: 14 Dec 2010 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 5 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to spend a day in Detroit meeting with local entrepreneurs and sharing ideas for spurring small business development. I came away feeling that Detroit has quite a bit to teach the rest of us about how to build a local economy from the ground up. … Read More

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