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Welcome to the new Energy Self-Reliant States

| Written by John Farrell | 1 Comment | Updated on Apr 20, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell launched the Energy Self-Reliant States blog in late 2010 to provide hard data and analysis on the economic and political advantages of focusing on distributed renewable energy and local ownership.  For a while, it lived off our website, due to technical and aesthetic limitations.

Today, we’re happy to repatriate the blog.  All the content and comments have moved over, and the blog posts will show up as “Articles” in our Energy initiative. Readers can jump right to the blog at  (in the future, we’ll also redirect people from the original URL,

For loyal readers of Energy Self-Reliant States, the RSS feed and email list (unchanged despite the move!) remain the two best ways to make sure you don’t miss a chart.

Join us here for more great material from Energy Self-Reliant States!

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.


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  • Ed Woolsey

    Congratulations on the new site…very well done.
    Your energy articles have become “must read” for me, and I must admit I share with several colleagues.
    You do an excellent job of topic selection, research and presentation.
    Thank you for your work. I look forward to working with you to do what I can to accellerate the coming change to a more democratised sustainable energy future.