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Listen: Cooperating for Community Renewable Energy

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Nov 2, 2009 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Through an examination of the potential of new smart grid technology and grid analysis, the economies of scale of wind power, and the economic benefits of local ownership, ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell makes a case for decentralized, locally-owned renewable energy development.

View the full presentation with audio here or view/download the slideshow below.


About John Farrell

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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