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The Real Reason I Favor Distributed Generation

| Written by John Farrell | 1 Comment | Updated on Aug 15, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Unlike big power lines, local wind and solar don’t make you try Double Dutch

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John Farrell directs the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he focuses on energy policy developments that best expand the benefits of local ownership and dispersed generation of renewable energy. More

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  • Chuck Swackhammer

    I run my all electric home, my all electric car (Nissan Leaf) and an all electric motorcycle with a 6kw array. We don’t need no stinking coal or natural gas :-) Solar prices are dropping like a rock! Just crunch the numbers and you’ll see what I’m talking about and to make them even better consider installing them yourself. It’s really not all that hard.