10 December 2016
Join us for a rich, thought-provoking conversation with two long-time leaders in energy democracy and environmental justice: Miya Yoshitani, Executive Director of Asian Pacific Environmental Network and Timothy DenHerder-Thomas of Cooperative Energy Futures. Hosted by Post Carbon Institute Executive Director Asher Miller, we'll explore the justice and equity implications of a transition to 100% renewable energy and examine the findings of the new Island Press book Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy.
Access to energy confers wealth—and power. As our energy system goes through a profound transformation away from fossil fuels, there will no doubt be winners and losers. Together, we'll discuss the future of energy democracy in a 100% renewable world and share examples of nations and communities working to ensure justice in the face of the renewable energy transition. We'll also explore such important questions as:
- What needs to happen in order for the renewable energy future to be more just, and not less just, than the present?
- What kinds of government policies or grassroots efforts will lead to more equity?
- The transition to renewable energy will certainly be disruptive economically. What might that mean for the social and political power of currently disadvantaged populations?
Please join the live conversation on December 10. We’d love to hear your thoughts and questions, too.