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The virtue of going off the electric grid

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"We didn't even realize the power had gone out until our friends started coming over looking for refuge."

-- Alicia Bliss Hall, who lives near Asheville, N.C., in a community with its own electricity sources – solar and hydropower – rather than power from a public utility. (For a related Monitor editorial, click here.)

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