Race Forward

Energy Democracy is a framework that is grounded in the solutions of Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color (BIPOC) to invest in a regenerative economy that sustains our people and our planet. The goal of this report is to elevate the work of our BIPOC community-based partners and to provide specific recommendations for how philanthropic partners can support the movement toward energy democracy. Within this report, we highlight the local strategies organized by our partners and the policy solutions that will move us toward a future powered by clean energy equitably distributed among all people. In our current context, it is important now more than ever to divest from an extractive economy—including the private accumulation of wealth, exploitation of labor, income and race disparities—and to invest in a future that protects the Earth’s commons and centers community governance.

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