28 Jan '14, 3pm

Who's Your Energy Daddy?

Who's Your Energy Daddy?

For now the Energy Daddy remains large, investor-owned utilities, and ostensibly locally-focused rural cooperatives and municipal utilities. But the energy landscape of today gives me uncomfortable reminders of the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles — the Oedipus tale . John Farrell, ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy, gave this panel presentation at the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Environmental Journalists in Chattanooga, TN, on Oct. 4, 2013. For those who don’t recall their college or high school English class, that’s the tale of the man who grows up to murder his father the king and marry his mother. And in this 21st century version, the utilities are the king and Little Oedipus is represented by rooftop solar panels, wind turbines, and other ways that utility customers can produce their own energy. I won’t speculate who is the mother. Earlier this year, the ...

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