As utilities embrace clean energy, some lobby for a more democratic solution

solar arrayFrom the La Crosse Tribune, May 20, 2019.

LA FARGE — When building his house in rural Vernon County, Rob Danielson put it close to the road to limit the carbon footprint of plowing a long driveway.

He heats the super-insulated home with a masonry furnace that burns just an armload of wood each day. His freezer is on a timer, set to run when the 32 solar panels outside his super-efficient home are generating electricity. Same with his television.

His wife, Teresa Agnew, waits for sunny days to run the vacuum cleaner.

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