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New America NYC: On Energy: Is Bigger Better?

In collaboration with Boing Boing

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Bigger is better. That's been the mantra of energy generation for a century. But it's starting to change. More individuals want to generate electricity at home. More companies and municipal utilities are finding opportunities to produce electricity on a regional or community scale.
 
What does a decentralized energy future look like? What makes it possible? And how will it change our world? Join Maggie Koerth-Baker — science editor of BoingBoing.net and author of Before the Lights Go Out, a new book about the future of electricity — for a conversation about DIY energy featuring Chris Hackett of the Science Channel's Stuck With Hackett, Susan Covino of PJM Interconnect, one of the independent organizations that controls movement of electricity around the grid, and Lisa Margonelli, a senior policy fellow at the New America Foundation.

FEATURING

MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKER

Science Editor, BoingBoing.net
Author, Before the Lights Go Out

CHRIS HACKETT

Teacher, Artist, and presenter on the Science Channel's Stuck with Hackett

SUSAN COVINO

Senior Consultant, Market Strategy Development
PJM

LISA MARGONELLI

Senior Policy Fellow, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette St. Suite 3B
New York, NY 10013

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