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Sunday, July 10 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Community Energy Cooperatives

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How can we control and own the energy resources we depend on? How can we work together across class and race to build a more just and resilient future? Join this dynamic session for energy cooperatives and people interested in developing them to look at the opportunities before us, the challenges we're facing, best practices, and the ways we're making a real difference creating a more just and sustainable energy future for all. You'll hear from leaders working to build and grow clean energy cooperatives, to transform incumbent rural electric co-ops, and to utilize food co-ops and other non-energy co-operatives as a lever for advancing energy democracy.

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Isaac Baker

Director, Community Solar, Co-op Power
Isaac Baker is a founding Co-op Power member and long-time supporter who brings expertise in financing structures for renewable energy, community finance, and cooperative development. He is an entrepreneur with experience building a community-scale biogas project development company... Read More →
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Krys Cail

Consultant and Project Manager, DE Squared
Krys Cail is a cooperative development consultant specializing in rural development. She consults with Cooperative Development Institute, and DE Squared,("distributed energy, distributed equity" ), which specializes in financing and developing community distributed electricity generation... Read More →
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Timothy DenHerder-Thomas

General Manager, Cooperative Energy Futures
Timothy is the co-founder and General Manager of Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF), an energy efficiency and community-owned clean energy cooperative serving members across Minnesota since 2009.  CEF seeks to put community back into community solar through projects that ensure community... Read More →
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Jake Schlachter

Executive Director, www.weown.it
Jake Schlachter is the executive director of We Own It, a start-up nonprofit that is building a new national network for cooperative member rights, education, and organizing, with the mission goal of bringing co-ops and their 130 million members into the movement for a new economy... Read More →

Sunday July 10, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Bulger Communication Center East