Who Owns the Sun?: Peoples, Politics and the Struggle for a Solar Economy

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Chelsea Green Publishing, 1997 - Science - 352 pages
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In Who Owns the Sun? Daniel Berman and John O'Connor argue that democratic control of solar energy is the key to revitalizing America -- putting power back into the hands of local people. A decentralized solar economy will bring thousands of new jobs to local communities that would no longer be exporting millions of energy dollars every year to transnational corporations and oil cartels.

In an era when the rules of the energy game are changing -- as legislatures and public utility commissions experiment with "retail wheeling" and other forms of deregulation -- citizens need to create new ways to govern energy to avoid becoming sharecroppers of the sun that rightfully belongs to everyone.

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Environmental activists Berman and O'Connor have written a critique of U.S. energy generation and use in which they lay the blame for the decline of the solar industry on the electric utilities and ... Read full review

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O'Connor is the founder of the National Toxics Campaign.

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