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The Future of Energy is Democratic

| Written by admin | 1 Comment | Updated on Nov 20, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/future-energy-democratic/
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eTopia, November 19, 2012

An eTopia News interview with ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell.  John describes how renewable energy, by its nature, decentralizes the generation of energy and that the dispersion of power generation means local ownership is a natural complement to renewable energy, expanding both its economic and political impact.

Click below to watch the interview.

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  • Gene Landrum

    John; Local Solar owners vs. commercial producers will become a ‘battle ground’ when the Locals become a larger part of the energy grids! The Commercials still control the distribution of energy, any energy source!!

    That being said+ You and I agree that Local Control is the best control in just about every element of the economy foreign or domestic! Industry of Energy should go ‘small’ like a ‘small reactor’ not a huge one! The risk of destruction is less with small! An example is would bring to the forefront is: Nuclear Energy used on Military Ships! One would think all Military Installations would have Micro- reactors to furnish energy to the installations; fact is all military wheeled vehicle could be adapted to Nuke pwr.

    As you point out, small local produced energy is do able and should be accomplished World Around!

    In my opinion and I’m stickin’ to it~ Geno Landrum, Community Activist!