Distributed Energy First, Wait On New Transmission Lines

Date: 28 Apr 2008 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A debate between advocates of distributed and centralized renewable energy systems is just beginning. It is overdue. Consideration of scale in renewable energy systems has been delayed in part because we first had to bring solar energy in all its forms to market, and in part because the distributed nature of renewable energy resources seemed inexorably to lead to their being harnessed in distributed fashion. Only recently have we begun to realize that a renewable energy future does not inevitably mean a decentralized energy future.

Read the full article: Distributed Energy First, Wait On New Transmission Lines – by David Morris, published today on Renewable EnergyWorld

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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.