New Book Reframes Climate Debate on People Most Impacted

An important new book, titled Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions, refocuses the current debate unfolding around climate change within an important framework—that of  the international struggle of working people, low income communities, and communities of color seeking to take control of energy resources and use those resources to empower their communities.

The book was edited by Denise Fairchild, Community Learning Partnership’s Steering Committee Co-Chair and President of our national partner Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC), and Al Weinrub, coordinator of the Local Clean Energy Alliance .

This important work brings together a diverse range of racial, cultural, and generational perspectives to show what an alternative, democratized version of our energy future can look like.

“As we transition off fossil fuels, we have a once-in-a-century opportunity to build a fair and democratic economy that works for everyone,” said Naomi Klein, author of Not Enough and This Changes Everything of the new book. “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.”

Order both a print or e-version of the book here.


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