04 Jan '12, 3pm

Citizen Power Goes Solar

In 2011, we saw a burgeoning movement of protest spread around the world. But protest is only one side of the coin – and maybe not even the most important side. That's because ordinary citizens around the world are not just demanding change, they are becoming the change they want to see. And they’re not waiting for governments to step up to the plate. A Solar Coop in Holland This came home to me when I heard from my Dutch side of the family over the holidays. My (step) half-brother Vincent Dekker is a well-known business journalist in the Netherlands. He read my CSR roundup for 2011 , where I mentioned that the cost of solar energy is plummeting. Vincent told me that along with some neighbors, he had started a solar energy cooperative in Bergen, a small town by the North Sea where they live. A small group of citizens got together last year; advertised their intentions; and...

Full article: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/261-citizen-power-goes-...

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