Listen: John Farrell Gives Plenary Presentation at NESEA – Local Energy Rules Podcast Extra

Date: 17 Mar 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s John Farrell was a plenary speaker at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s 2016 annual conference in Boston, MA. The conference was held from March 8th through the 10th and focused on advancing the adoption of sustainable energy practices by bringing over 3,500 renewable energy professionals together.

John’s opening plenary pinpointed key challenges of our current centralized energy infrastructure and the opportunity to ensure local ownership and distributed energy resources. Later on in the conference, John gave a session presentation focusing on the question: Does Electric Grid 2.0 Mean Energy Democracy?

Audio and video of John’s plenary presentation are below.

This is a special edition of Local Energy Rules, an ILSR podcast with Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell that shares powerful stories of successful local renewable energy and exposes the policy and practical barriers to its expansion. Other than his immediate family, the audience is primarily researchers, grassroots organizers, and grasstops policy wonks who want vivid examples of how local renewable energy can power local economies.

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Nick Stumo-Langer was Communications Manager at ILSR working for all five initiatives. He ran ILSR's Facebook and Twitter profiles and builds relationships with reporters. He is an alumnus of St. Olaf College and animated by the concerns of monopoly power across our economy.