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

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

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

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