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  •  We might be lucky in the long run think if the (4+ / 0-)

    greedy and unscruoulous had all the clean energy. I am such a commie I would love to see clean energy owned by the people, kind of a giant metro utility like some of my favorite cities do.

    The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

    by cherie clark on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 02:29:40 PM PST

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    •  None of the national environmental organizations (3+ / 0-)
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      seem to have any policies to encourage public power over investor-owned electric utilities.

      Now is the time for the establishment of a new animal that is a publicly-owned renewable electrical generating authority....sort of a New York Power Authority that is in business to generate electricity from renewable resources....that could use public bonding authority to finance generating projects.

      There is a plain truth, though....and that is sometimes public power utilities don't act any better on their environmental management responsibilities than investor owned electric utilities.

      •  I know from personal experience the differences (0+ / 0-)

        can be mind numbing. There are well run ones out there and we would need to clone the very best. I would like see investment in renewables and when the grid is rebuilt use that as the stepping stone to setting up effective publically owned power districts thru-out the country.

        The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

        by cherie clark on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 10:13:52 AM PST

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