In a December 2014 report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, John Farrell makes the case for a more radical shift, which he calls "Utility 3.0" or "energy democracy."
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It is important to keep in mind that technologies aren’t neutral.
One of the key recommendations is the feed in tariff which is probably inspired by the successful German implementation of solar energy.
What is holding Ireland back from becoming more sustainable?
An interview with local activist Bruce Seifer who co-authored the book Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy.
But how does this push for fracking compare to a different approach, one built around community renewables, community ownership, and energy being seen in a wider context of local economic regeneration and resilience? Let's see ...
Residents of Boulder, Colorado recently scored another huge victory in their pursuit of clean, publicly-owned energy. On November fifth, Measure 310, which was funded by energy giant Xcel and would have effectively halted progress on the project, was resoundingly struck down by voters.
Renewable energy sources like wind and solar have made big leaps in the last few years, with installation prices falling and demand increasing. But we’re still miles away from where we need to be.
A vexing problem for many potential commons is the lack of startup capital to get a project going while nurturing the social structures to organize participation and work.
It sounds great right? “Community Solar” – two powerful words that get solar enthusiasts excited; but what does it mean?