Crane envisions a sustainable future where energy consumers become energy producers. His "manifesto" provides the road map for how he intends to get there. Here's one of his ambitious thoughts:
Just a few years ago, the prevailing wisdom was that the path to a clean energy economy depended on our collective willingness to build a nationwide high-voltage transmission system in order to transport electricity in vast quantities from the relentlessly windy and brutally sunny parts of the country, where people generally don't live, to the more temperate places where Americans tend to congregate.
The folly of that idea thankfully was realized before anyone actually began to build such an expensive and pointless white elephant. Now we are headed for the same goal, but in the opposite direction: down the path toward a distributed-generation-centric clean energy future featuring individual choice and the empowerment of the American energy consumer.
But, the biggest monsters always do seem to go out with a final, terrible roar. Hang on, transmission opponents, the monster is weakening and the future is coming!
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