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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Confronting Utility Power

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How does the community exert control over municipal and state decisions about our energy system? How do we arm and mobilize the grassroots to contend with regulators, career bureaucrats, and utilities regarding energy decisions. This session will feature conversation about challenging the power of both public and for-profit electric utilities and their regulators in order to shift decision-making power into the hands of the public. We’ll hear from leaders who have waged successful campaigns in New York, Washington DC, and New Mexico.


Jessica Azuluay

Jessica Azulay is Program Director of Alliance for a Green Economy, a coalition working for carbon-free and nuclear-free NY. Jessica has been an activist for nearly 20 years, working on issues ranging from environmentalism, media, US foreign policy, and economic and social justice... Read More →
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Allison Fisher

Outreach Director, Climate and Energy Program, Public Citizen
Allison Fisher is the Outreach Director for Public Citizen’s Climate and Energy Program. Allison earned her master's degree in social work-community organizing from the University of Connecticut. For nearly a decade, she has been engaging and organizing communities to challenge... Read More →

Mariel Nanasi

Executive Director, New Energy Economy
Mariel Nanasi is the Executive Director of New Energy Economy (NEE). A civil rights and criminal defense attorney by trade, Mariel shifted her work from police brutality suits in Chicago to climate justice work in NM after she moved to the state and learned of the threat posed by... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Rockwell Hall 304