John Farrell

John Farrell is Co-Director of ILSR and Director of ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative. John is best known for his research on the economic and environmental benefits of local ownership of decentralized renewable energy. He also hosts the Local Energy Rules podcast, discussing monopoly power and energy democracy action, and frequently discusses the ownership and scale of the energy system on Twitter, @johnffarrell.

Upgrading America’s Electricity Market Requires Downgrading Monopoly Utilities

Based on a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, John Farrell argues that the monopoly granted to private, investor-owned electric utilities by state governments is preventing the United States from accessing cheaper, cleaner, and more dependable electricity.

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