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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.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Baker

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. In the past year, Isaac has built Co-op Power's community shared solar business model with a world-class team of lawyers and accountants. He has worked at Co-op... Read More →
avatar for Krys Cail

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. Additionally, she is Treasurer of GreenStar Cooperative Market, a food co-op in Ithaca, NY, grossing nearly $20 million in sales annually, that just installed... Read More →
avatar for Jake Schlachter

Jake Schlachter

Executive Director, We Own 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. Its first focus is on inspiring and supporting member-owner organizing efforts for governance reform, local energy and efficiency, and economic development within... Read More →
avatar for Timothy DenHerder Thomas

Timothy DenHerder Thomas

General Manager, Cooperative Energy Futures
Timothy DenHerder-Thomas is the General Manager of Cooperative Energy Futures, a community energy co-op based in Minneapolis. Timothy has a background in energy democracy organizing and social enterprise. Timothy has co-founded Grand Aspirations, which supports teams of youth innovators creating green economic opportunity for their communities, and helped co-convene Community Power, which has secured the nation's first city-utility Clean Energy... Read More →


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


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