We envision a world where communities create and control diverse systems for meeting needs without extractive energy.
From 2013 to 2021, we focused on legal support and policies to build democratic community-owned renewable energy projects. In 2022, our work expanded, as we recognized how limited that work was. Our narrow focus on developing cooperative solar projects meant that we were missing bigger possibilities for climate and economic justice, and we were repeatedly disrupted by the power of invest-owned utilities. In 2022, we took some time to reflect, write, and make videos about all of this, along with our close collaborators at People Power Solar Cooperative.
We invite you to learn more by watching these videos:
- Fields of Energy Democracy grapples with what “energy democracy” means and describe four fields where we can cultivate meaningful democracy.
- Land Return as Energy Justice describes how our insights led the Law Center to center a lot of our work on land return to Black and Indigenous people and on cultivating deeply participatory organizations.
We'll be sharing more of our writings and reflections soon, including stories about policy advocacy and work with People Power Solar Cooperative.
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