Distributed Renewable Generation: Why It Should Be The Centerpiece of U.S. Energy Policy
October 31, 2012
Industrial-scale wind and solar power projects can produce significant quantities of renewable energy, but distributed renewable energy generation—particularly rooftop photovoltaic installations—can achieve the same objective much faster without the environmental harm and at lower cost. With state and federal policies that favor distributed energy, the U.S. could greatly expand the direct involvement of individuals and communities in renewable power generation.
This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).