Democratizing the Electricity System
Karlee Weinmann, Research Associate for the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, delivered a presentation in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 28th, 2017 at an event called Decarbonizing the Electric Grid. In her presentation she discussed the untapped potential for rural electric cooperatives to democratically engage with their member-owners, commit heavily to renewable energy, and lift up their stories in the energy industry.
At the end of her presentation she encourages attendees to see the ideals of rural electric cooperatives’ commitment to renewable put into action by a REC in rural Iowa, you can watch the short video here. You can find a video of the presentation and slides and a collection of the slides below.