Energy Democracy is the first book to show what building an alternative, democratized energy future can look like. It frames the international struggle of working people, low income communities, and communities of color to take control of energy resources and use those resources to empower their communities. Bringing together racial, cultural, and generational perspectives, the book features contributions from leaders of initiatives that range from rural Mississippi and the South Bronx to Californian immigrant and refugee communities and urban and semi-rural communities in the Northeast. It also features a section that focuses on the Community Choice energy movement in California.
Positive early praise of the book:
“This exceedingly important book connects the dots, and shares strategies on how we win on climate, how we win on renewable energy, and how we win on empowering vulnerable communities!”
—Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President, Hip Hop Caucus
“In this marvelous collection, you’ll hear directly from many of the inspiring leaders who have been theorizing, organizing, and laying the policy groundwork for that leap forward—and you might just be moved to join them.”
—Naomi Klein, Author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything
“This is a critical read for those seeking to build a broader movement for economic equity, environmental justice, and planetary health.”
—Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental & Regional Equity, University of Southern California
If you’d like to purchase a copy from Island Press, which ships worldwide, use the code 4ENDEM, which is good for a 20% discount. You can also order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local independent bookseller.
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· If you have Bay Area contacts, let them know about the book’s launch event at the Clean Power, Healthy Communities 2017 event in Oakland on November 16th.