"Energy Democracy" may be a concept whose time has come -- and it's certainly a bold vision for a livable future. But as our idealistic host Sandy LeonVest finds out from tonight's guest, the road to energy democracy is sure to be a rough one -- and there will be lots of pot holes along the way. Tonight SLV is is joined by energy analyst, actuary and economist Gail Tverberg to discuss the folly of infinite growth in a world of finite -- and rapidly shrinking -- resources. A concept whose time has come, the idea of a post-growth economy remains shrouded in suspicion and is dismissed with great disdain by the status quo and corporate classes, who fea
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Tonight on Political Analysis, Sandy LeonVest is joined by retired CAL OSHA Senior Public Health Official Dr. Larry Rose. A physician by profession, Dr. Rose, also serves as an Occupational Environmental Medicine Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Having recently joined the burgeoning national movement for energy democracy, Dr. Rose is in the process of organizing a major grassroots effort in Marin County, California to get dirty energy -- and the fossil fuel industry -- out of California's first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), known as Marin Energy Authority (MEA) or Marin Clean Energy (MCE).