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Sunday, July 10 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Energy Democracy Models

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What are the mechanisms driving forward Energy Democracy? The demand and development of community-driven and owned clean energy has followed a number of models: from small community-based projects, to worker-owned and multi-stakeholder cooperatives, to community-shared solar, to municipal-level programs like Community Choice Aggregation. How does the community, especially low-income people and people of color, become organized and empowered through these different models? This panel will share their work with a variety of successful community-driven models.

Speakers
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Adam Flint

Southern Tier Solar Works Program Manager, Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition
Adam Flint is Southern Tier Solar Works Program Manager at the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition. Previously he led the Southern Tier Green Jobs Green New York program. He has more than 20 years experience as an educator, including as Asst. Prof. of Sociology at Hartwick College. Adam co-founded the NY Energy Democracy Alliance, leads the Community Owned Shared Renewables Working Group, and works on NY State energy policy focusing on... Read More →
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Jessica Tovar

Organizer, Local Clean Energy Alliance
Jessica Tovar is a staff organizer for the Local Clean Energy Alliance. After growing up in East Los Angeles, Jessica worked for over a decade as an environmental justice organizer in a variety of urban, rural, and indigenous communities throughout California and Arizona. Jessica interned with the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative in 2003, working with organizations across the U.S. on issues of climate justice. More recently she... Read More →
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Eric Walker

Eric Walker is the Director of Energy Development and Management in the Erie County Department of Public Works. There, he works to drive conservation and efficiency in County owned facilities while working with an interdepartmental team to develop strategic initiatives that strengthen Erie County's sustainability leadership.
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Al Weinrub

Coordinator, Local Clean Energy Alliance
Al Weinrub is coordinator of the Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA), the Bay Area's largest clean energy coalition. The LCEA, which hosts an annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities conference, sees the development of local energy resources as key to growing sustainable business, advancing social equity and promoting community resilience.


Sunday July 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Bulger Communication Center West 2


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