Energy Democracy

Energy Democracy is an umbrella term that integrates the need for community clean energy systems with the need to equitably share the resources that are available.

Some other definitions and descriptions of energy democracy:

“Energy democracy means that community residents are innovators, planners, and decision-makers on how to use and create energy that is local and renewable.” - Center for Social Inclusion

“Energy democracy...means a decentralized energy system, one characterized by social and community-based control and ownership of energy resources.” -Renewable Communities Alliance

A video from Trade Unions for Energy Democracy

Our Solutions for Energy Democracy:

Energy Navigators program

Passive House Revolution

Renewable Energy Solutions Video Channel 

Other resources:

Bird, Stephen, and Diana Hernández. "Energy Burden and the Need for Integrated Low‐Income Housing and Energy Policy." Poverty & Public Policy 2.4 (2010): 5-25.

Center for Social Inclusion

Davis, Matt. 2011. Behavior and Energy Savings: Evidence from a Series of Experimental Interventions. Environmental Defense Fund.

Eisenberg, Joel. 2010. Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Memorandum: Background Data and Statistics. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Mark Kaiser, Allan Pulsipher. “Concerns over the allocation methods employed in the US low-income home energy assistance program.” Interfaces, 36 (4) (2006), pp. 344–358