ban coal and implement locally appropriate distributed grid from renewable power

Let's work on banning use of coal and fossil fuels for power and work on implementing a distributed grid for power generation. This servesmany positive outcomes. For example, it opens the field to competition. Additionally, once the resources are spent in creating devices which collect power and then distribute that power, no more precious resources need be used. This helps reduce the greenhouse gas burden on our planet in many ways. Finally, a distributed power grid, as opposed to a centrally managed power grid like we have now, is significantly less open to sabotage on a large scale and is subject to smaller demands, so may be, in fact, more responsive to specific community needs.

I will be back to writ more on this later.  

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