Political Analysis – 07/12/11
July 13, 2011
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SolarTimes editor (www.solartimes.org) Sandy LeonVest in conversation with energy researcher John Farrell, of the Institute for Local Self Reliance. They discuss “energy democracy” and John Farrell’s recently published report, “Democratizing the Electricity System.” They also discuss the ways in which today’s political climate has influenced — and undermined — President Obama’s “clean energy economy,” and why terms like “climate change,” “green jobs” and “renewable energy” have all but disappeared from the presidential vernacular. John Farrell addresses both the challenges and the importance of local ownership and generation (of clean energy) in the face of corporate domination.