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Category: Distributed energy

Blackouts demonstrate the folly of centralized power

It is astonishing that after all the empirical evidence, not to mention deaths of energy dependent consumers, that the centralized model is fraught with problems, no consideration is given to doing away with it altogether. Instead of investing billions in upgrading a 19th century construct we should be moving into the 22nd century and a more elegant, redundant and therefore more reliable distributed model where power is produced from multiple renewable sources right at the point of consumption.

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What if Coos County produced all its energy locally?

Americans paid seventy two times more to subsidize fossil fuels in the last five years than solar. If solar (and presumably wind) had received the same taxpayer investment, renewable energy would be cheaper than coal said to be peaking within twenty years. Imagine if the average ratepayer, instead of importing power and exporting dollars, kept his energy dollars local and used that extra money to buy local foods and products.

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Engineer calls for halt on nuclear power and a move to distributed energy

Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Associates concurs we are perpetuating old and flawed technology when we support nuclear power. Calling to put the breaks on further nuclear development and stating that he believes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission cannot be trusted to think out of the box, Gundersen encourages a move away from the 19th century electrical grid and toward 22nd century distributed energy systems.

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