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Democratizing the Electricity System: A Vote for Local Solar

| Written by John Farrell | 1 Comment | Updated on Nov 22, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

This is a presentation by John Farrell to the MDV-SEIA Solar Energy Focus conference in Washington, DC.  In it, I discuss the transformation in the electricity system being wrought by clean energy sources, the winning economies of local solar power, how the drawbacks of solar are technically surmountable, and how public policy must change to smooth the path for more energy self-reliance with solar power.

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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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