Report: Seeing the Light – Regaining Control of Our Electricity System

Date: 17 Apr 2001 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“For those who want to know what is wrong with our electricity system, and how to fix it, Seeing the Light is a must read.”
— U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, D-MN

“This book will provide any reader with the background to participate knowledgeably in one of the most far-reaching policy debates of our time.”
— Denis Hayes, president of the Bullitt Foundation and former director of the Solar Energy Research Institute


The California energy crisis is not simply about a lack of electricity it is about who owns the production and distribution of that electricity. As state after state agrees to deregulation, the utility industry is approaching a concentration not seen since the Power Trust of the 1930s.

Seeing the Light urges us to change the rules now and create a future that includes affordable, locally-owned electricity. The book chronicles hopeful new developments and reminds us that the best way to prevent another crisis is to build a better system.

by David Morris, author of Be Your Own Power Company.

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David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and currently ILSR's distinguished fellow. His five non-fiction books range from an analysis of Chilean development to the future of electric power to the transformation of cities and neighborhoods.  For 14 years he was a regular columnist for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. His essays on public policy have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington PostSalonAlternetCommon Dreams, and the Huffington Post.

David Morris
Follow David Morris:
David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and currently ILSR's distinguished fellow. His five non-fiction books range from an analysis of Chilean development to the future of electric power to the transformation of cities and neighborhoods.  For 14 years he was a regular columnist for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. His essays on public policy have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington PostSalonAlternetCommon Dreams, and the Huffington Post.

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