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States and Cities Want to Own/Control Their Power Companies

Positive Future #704 (Feature photo – Power Sub-Station – Public Domain)

It is odd to think that capitalistic societies are not necessarily married to free-market economies. Anyone – a state, a city, a non-profit can engage in raising capital if it suits the ends of the people at stake. In a growing dissatisfaction with mega – investor controlled – power companies, the winds of change are blowing.

In today’s world, “community choice” when it comes to power is growing. And why shouldn’t it, when the new norm for some utilities is to just shut the power off if the wind is blowing too hard?

CleanTechinca journalist John Farrell brings us the story of how trends are leading to more community choices. You can read the full story here:

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