Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

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Island Press, Oct 12, 2017 - Science - 288 pages
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The near-unanimous consensus among climate scientists is that the massive burning of gas, oil, and coal is havingcataclysmic impacts on our atmosphere and climate. These climate and environmental impacts are particularly magnifiedand debilitating for low-income communities and communities of color.

Energy democracy tenders a response and joins the environmental and climate movemwith broader movements for social and economic change in this country and around the world.

Energy Democracy brings together racial, cultural, and generational perspectives to show what an alternative, democratized energy future can look like. The book will inspire others to take up the struggle to build the energy democracy movement.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Charting the Pathway for Energy Democracy
21
3 The Case for a Just Transition
37
4 Energy Democracy Through Local Energy Equity
57
APENs Work in East Bay Asian Immigrant and Refugee Communities
77
6 Organizing for Energy Democracy in Rural Electric Cooperatives
93
Energy Democracy and the Labor Movement
113
8 Democratizing MunicipalScale Power
139
9 CommunityAnchor Strategies for Energy Democracy
173
10 New Economy Energy Cooperatives Bring Power to the People
195
11 Building Power Through CommunityBased Project Development
219
Building an Energy Democracy Movement
239
Contributors
251
Index
259
IP Board of Directors
275
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Denise Fairchild is presidand CEO of Emerald Cities Collaborative, a national non-profit organization of business, labor, and community groups dedicated to climate resilience strategies that produce environmental, economic, and equity outcomes.

Al Weinrub is coordinator of the Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA), the Bay Area's largest clean energy coalition. The LCEA promotes the equitable developmand democratization of local renewable energy resources as key to addressing climate change and building sustainable and resilicommunities.

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