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Published on September 7th, 2016 | by John Farrell


John Farrell’s Keynote Presentation At Salt Spring Community Energy Conference (Video)

September 7th, 2016 by  

Originally published on ilsr.org.

I was the keynote speaker for the Salt Spring Community Energy Group’s 2016 Conference in British Columbia, Canada, on Saturday, April 23rd. Following the keynote presentation, there were over a dozen different workshops on new energy methods and technologies that can be implemented by homeowners and businesses.

My plenary illustrated the opportunities that communities such as Salt Spring have for generating and capturing their own renewable energy. I also gave a primer on the history of the electric grid and encouraged the “breaking up” of enormous vertically-integrated electric utilities.

Here’s a video of my presentation!

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directs the Democratic Energy program at ILSR and he focuses on energy policy developments that best expand the benefits of local ownership and dispersed generation of renewable energy. His seminal paper, Democratizing the Electricity System, describes how to blast the roadblocks to distributed renewable energy generation, and how such small-scale renewable energy projects are the key to the biggest strides in renewable energy development.   Farrell also authored the landmark report Energy Self-Reliant States, which serves as the definitive energy atlas for the United States, detailing the state-by-state renewable electricity generation potential. Farrell regularly provides discussion and analysis of distributed renewable energy policy on his blog, Energy Self-Reliant States (energyselfreliantstates.org), and articles are regularly syndicated on Grist and Renewable Energy World.   John Farrell can also be found on Twitter @johnffarrell, or at jfarrell@ilsr.org.

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