Video: Rochester Seeks 100% Renewable — Local Power for the Local Economy

Video: Rochester Seeks 100% Renewable — Local Power for the Local Economy

Date: 27 Mar 2018 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Why should a city seeking 100% renewable energy focus on local generation? ILSR’s Director of Energy Democracy, John Farrell, provided a short presentation to a University of Minnesota forum in Rochester, MN, with three reasons to buy energy locally. First, there’s an abundant local wind and solar energy resource. Second, Rochester isn’t alone, and other cities with municipal utilities are forging ahead. Finally, because getting power locally returns more dollars to the local economy.

See the slides and watch the video below!

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Local Power for the Local Economy from John Farrell

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Nick Stumo-Langer was Communications Manager at ILSR working for all five initiatives. He ran ILSR's Facebook and Twitter profiles and builds relationships with reporters. He is an alumnus of St. Olaf College and animated by the concerns of monopoly power across our economy.