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Utility 3.0: How to Democratize Energy in the U.S.

Utility 3.0: How to Democratize Energy in the U.S.
A new model of energy is being developed — democratized energy. By relocating control and ownership from the utilities to their customers, John Farrell of the Institute for Self-Reliance, argues: Utility 3.0 allows communities to take advantage of the economic as well as the environmental benefits of the shift to clean energy. The five pillars of energy democracy are it is flexible, efficient, low-carbon, local and equitable.  Farrell ... Read more

UN: Only Green Technology Can Avert ‘Planetary Catastrophe’

Environmental News Service” July 5, 2011 NEW YORK, New York, July 5, 2011 (ENS) – Humanity is near to breaching the sustainability of Earth, and needs a technological revolution greater and faster than the industrial revolution to avoid “a major planetary catastrophe,” warns a new United Nations report. “The World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation,” published ... Read more