Listen: John Farrell Talks Democratizing the Electricity System Through Decentralizing Power on WKBM

Date: 19 Dec 2011 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this Nov. 20 interview with Baruch on his WKBM Paradigms program, we talked about:

  1. The coming decentralization of the electricity system
  2. The folly of a building inherently decentralized technology (wind and solar) in a centralized fashion
  3. The benefits for local ownership of a decentralized system
  4. How limited economies of scale for solar and wind power aid local ownership (and why utility-scale wind still makes sense)
  5. How the rules are still stacked against community ownership of renewable energy
  6. How a few great community projects have still managed to succeed
  7. And how local ownership can significantly increase public support for wind power

Click to listen to the interview