Session A: Friday, June 1st: 4:00 - 5:50pm
A model that works; at the intersection of community autonomy, economic self-determination, sustainable energy, and environmental justice. “Power to the people” through local Community Energy Co-ops. Co-op Power has built 24 new businesses in New York and New England and created a 10 million dollar tax equity fund for community-run solar. This model's innovative structure allows communities to create good green jobs, increase access to clean energy, and take real ownership. Come learn about the successes and challenges faced in building solidarity energy resources centered on equity and real empowerment. This discussion/workshop coincides the national book tour for "Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions", edited by Denise Fairchild and Al Weinrub. Your questions and insights will help build this movement!