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The Power of Local Renewable Energy (Presentation)

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Aug 27, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/power-local-renewable-energy-presentation/

Tailored to Illinois, but explaining the universal benefits of local renewable energy, this presentation was delivered by Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell at the Illinois Renewable Energy Fair on August 24, 2014.

The presentation explores the enormous potential of clean, local energy to meet U.S. electricity needs and juice local economies. But what happens if incumbent utilities successfully quash democratic energy? Click through to see 8 proposed rules that can open the doors to more local renewable energy generation and ownership, and fend off the corporate utility monopolies.

About John Farrell

John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power. More

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