Community Renewable Energy

As society tackles climate change and builds alternatives to the fossil fuel industry, we have an opportunity to do so in a way that shares the economic benefits equitably and avoids re-creating a two-tiered society where wealthier people own all the energy infrastructure and everyone else is dependent on buying energy from them.

Community-ownership of renewable energy enterprises is critical to a rapid and equitable transition away from fossil fuels.

Our Community Renewable Energy Program is focused on breaking down legal barriers to community-owned renewable energy. We're using the following strategies:


Policy Advocacy: Building Coalitions to Change Laws
Working with partners to advance local, state, and federal policies that promote community energy.

Education: Mapping the Regulatory Terrain
Researching, writing, teaching, and providing direct legal services to navigate the regulatory landscape for community energy.

Legal Advice: Developing Legal Structures
Documenting, designing, and implementing legal, governance, and financial structures for community energy projects.


Want more information about our community renewable energy work?

Read this or contact Subin DeVar (formerly Subin Varghese) at:

Thanks to our Partners and Collaborators: