Energy Democracy

Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

Editors: Fairchild, Denise, Weinrub, Al (Eds.)

  • The first book to frame the growing energy democracy movement
  • Offers diverse racial, cultural, and generational perspectives
  • Provides a geographical range of examples across the U.S. from rural Mississippi to the South Bronx
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This volume brings together racial, cultural, and generational perspectives. This diversity is bound together by a common operating frame: that the global fight to save the planet—to conserve and restore our natural resources to be life-sustaining—must fully engage community residents and must change the larger economy to be sustainable, democratic, and just. The contributors offer their perspectives and approaches to climate and clean energy from rural Mississippi, to the South Bronx, to Californian immigrant and refugee communities, to urban and semi-rural communities in the Northeast. Taken together, the contributions in this book show what an alternative, democratized energy future can look like, and will inspire others to take up the struggle to build the energy democracy movement.

About the authors

Denise Fairchild is president/CEO of Emerald Cities Collaborative, a national nonprofit 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 development and democratization of local renewable energy resources as key to addressing climate change and building sustainable and resilient communities. Weinrub is coordinator of the statewide California Alliance for Community Energy, serves on the Steering Committee of the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, and is a member of the Sierra Club California Energy-Climate Committee.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fairchild, Denise (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • From Commodification to the Commons: Charting the Pathway for Energy Democracy

    Martinez, Cecilia

    Pages 21-36

  • The Case for a Just Transition

    Mascarenhas-Swan, Michelle

    Pages 37-56

  • Energy Democracy Through Local Energy Equity

    Cervas, Strela (et al.)

    Pages 57-75

  • Base-Building and Leadership Development for Energy Democracy: APEN’s Work in East Bay Asian Immigrant and Refugee Communities

    Huang, Vivian Yi (et al.)

    Pages 77-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Democracy
Book Subtitle
Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions
Editors
  • Denise Fairchild
  • Al Weinrub
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-852-7
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-852-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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