“I think promoting renewable energy as a form of community empowerment is great. I believe creating regional energy plans is the best way to achieve the goal of improving local economies by gaining energy independence.
Thanks for pointing to rural areas as they are extremely powerless when it comes to legislative decisions. They do not have the numbers to counter a decision as some do in more urban areas. A recent study was released that stated that the unhealthiest counties in the country were rural areas. The environmental issues and economic troubles we have could be countered by access to cheaper cleaner energy with capital being reinvested into local economies.