The Struggle for a More Democratized Energy System [Webinar]
June 13, 2016
Wednesday, June 29
Noon to 1:30pm ET
Climate change, extreme inequality, and structural racism point to three major interlocking failures within our political-economic system. While some are looking towards the development, in isolation, of renewable energy resources, redistributive economic policies, or steps toward racial equity, an increasing number of people and organizations are recognizing the need to respond to this triple crisis holistically, addressing climate change and extreme economic inequality while simultaneously working to reverse structural racism. In so doing, they have created a new paradigm for moving forward: Energy Democracy. In essence, energy democracy seeks to replace the current corporate fossil-fuel system with one that puts racial and economic justice at the forefront of the transition to 100% renewable energy.
- Timothy Den-Herder Thomas (Cooperative Energy Future)
- John Farrell (Institute for Local Self-Reliance)
- Kassie Rohrbach (Sierra Club)
- Al Weinrub (Local Clean Energy Alliance)
- Jessica Azulay (Alliance for a Green Economy)
- Jarrid Green (The Democracy Collaborative) as the moderator.
The Next System Project at The Democracy Collaborative * New Economy Coalition * Institute for Local Self-Reliance * Energy Democracy Project * The Sierra Club * Cooperative Energy Future * Local Clean Energy Alliance