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Reverse Power Flow: How Solar+Batteries Shift Electric Grid Decision Making from Utilities to Consumers

Reverse Power Flow: How Solar+Batteries Shift Electric Grid Decision Making from Utilities to Consumers

John Farrell

July 17, 2018

For 100 years, most decisions about the U.S. electric grid have been made at the top by electric utilities, public regulators, and grid operators. That era has ended, and our report details how the collective impact of individual consumers installing solar-plus-storage reverses the flow of power on the electricity grid.  READ MORE


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Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of October 15, 2018

Video: Advancing Energy Democracy with Community Renewable Energy

Video: Advancing Energy Democracy with Community Renewable Energy

John Farrell

October 11, 2018

This 30-minute video on advancing energy democracy is a companion guide to the NAACP Just Energy Toolkit, Module 4: Starting Community-Owned Clean Energy Projects. It begins with an video interview on the site of the Shiloh Temple community solar project  READ MORE


Voices of 100%: Atlanta Works Toward Clean Energy for All — Episode 62 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Voices of 100%: Atlanta Works Toward Clean Energy for All — Episode 62 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Marie Donahue

October 10, 2018

Across the U.S., over 80 cities have made commitments to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. As the largest such city in the Southeast, the city of Atlanta has been a regional leader in evaluating how to succeed. In our  READ MORE


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