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Learn more about how communities can finance and produce their own local, clean, renewable energy! Please join the Local Clean Energy Alliance in a discussion with Greg Pahl, author of Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects.
Greg Pahl has written numerous books on energy and also writes for Mother Earth News and other publications on biodiesel, wind power, wood heat, solar energy, heat pumps, electric cars, and other topics related to living in a post-carbon world. Pahl has been involved in environmental issues for more than 25 years. In the 1970s he lived off the grid in a home in Vermont with a wind turbine atop an 80-foot tower that provided for his electrical needs. He is a founding member of the Vermont Biofuels Association as well as the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op.
In this new book, Pahl explores examples from around the nation and the world to show how homeowners, co-ops, nonprofits, governments, and businesses are already putting power in the hands of local communities through decentralized energy programs and energy-efficiency measures. He believes that renewable, community power is a necessary step on the path to energy security and community resilience, particularly as we face peak oil, cope with climate change, and address the need to transition to a more sustainable future.
Copies of Power from the People will be available.