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Watch: How Democratic Energy Fits the Rural Electric Philosophy

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Apr 10, 2014 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 at the Electrons on the Run mini-conference in Alexandria, MN, on March 12, 2014.  The presentation illustrates how distributed renewable energy in the 21st century fits the rural electric utility philosophy of self-reliance and local economic development, just as providing local electricity service did in the 20th century.

Click immediately below to watch the video or scroll through the presentation at the bottom.


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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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