Local Energy for Local Prosperity
Our modern way of life consumes massive amounts of energy, most of it from non-renewable fossil fuels. Not only is this unsustainable and environmentally destructive, but it also represents a drain on wealth from small communities to large utilities and energy corporations. We often hear about the importance of greater energy independence for America, why not energy independence for our region?
Developments in renewable energy technology have made it easier and more affordable than ever before to help wean ourselves from energy dependency, and our area is blessed with an abundant natural endowment of wood, sun, and wind. By responsibly developing local energy supplies that are locally owned for local users, and by rethinking the inefficiencies in our energy usage habits, we can not only help reduce our carbon footprint, but can also save money as well.