Power to the People: The New Energy Democracy
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September 5th 2017
Energy democracy is an emergent social movement that connects energy policy and social policy. The concept has been developed in response to growing concerns about socio-economic and racial inequities, the powerful influence of conventional fossil fuel energy companies on politics and policy, and the negative impacts of climate change.
Gender imbalance in the energy sector, fair access to the benefits of energy efficiency, and community-controlled sustainable and just local economic development will be discussed in light of the societal value of more diverse and inclusive participation in the renewable energy transition.
Our expert speakers will highlight opportunities for re-envisioning the renewable energy transition as a larger social transformation that redistributes power – literally and figuratively – and also strengthens societal resilience at multiple levels.