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Energizing Rural America: Local Ownership of Renewable Energy Production is the Key

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Center for American Progress

Author(s): David Morris

Topic: Energy (Renewable energy sources)
Social conditions (Rural conditions)


This paper will examine in detail why this link between local ownership and rural prosperity is so critical to the prosperity of America’s farming communities and then offer comprehensive policy prescriptions for Congress to consider. This progressive legislation offers a smart, pragmatic way to boost the incomes of traditional American farmers and secure our nation’s future energy needs in small communities across the heartland.


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