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Bentham Paulos


Bentham Paulos is principal of PaulosAnalysis, providing consulting and journalism on clean-energy policy, technology and trends. He is the author of "Empowered: A Tale of Three Cities Taking Charge of their Energy Future."

Paulos was with the Energy Foundation from 2000 to 2013. Previously, he was a freelance consultant and writer in Madison, Wis., focusing on Midwest clean-energy developments for national and international clients. He also worked with the Energy Center of Wisconsin, the Union of Concerned Scientists and Abt Associates. He has a master's degree in energy policy from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Utilities and the communities they serve are getting out of sync with each other. Three cities show what can -- and can't -- be done.
Thanks to technology and other factors, the power industry is being remade. State and local governments can have a major impact on this transition.