Wind Powers School in Iowa

March 23, 2011

This rural school district is an energy producer, and earns $120,000. annually doing it.
What would the impact be,  if this were applied to rural schools and small communities across the country?

This is another example of how renewable energy systems, and distributed, smart grid solutions, can empower small communities, small businesses, and even individuals – see below–

By contrast, “Big Energy” solutions like nuclear, coal, and any large central generating plant tend to concentrate power, both political and economic.  Scaleable technologies like wind, solar, and geothermal can point to a society that is much more resilient in the face of natural disasters, terrorism or economic cycles.


2 Responses to “Wind Powers School in Iowa”

  1. otter17 Says:

    Much love for Nat Geo.

  2. Sustainable local enterprise must illuminate how many large corporations are selling corporate libertarianism under the guise of individual freedom. Even the CEOs of the most powerful corporations appear helpless – given that their primary responsibility is to maximize short term profit. Few would really want an economy that undermines every living system on the planet.

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