A quick life update: Hester (the bike) is sitting at home in my basement in Eugene, getting some well-deserved rest, while I’m across the country, getting used to a new city and a new job. Three weeks ago, I started a job with Solstice, a Boston-based social enterprise that is working to expand access to … Continue reading New Beginnings: Solstice, 2017, Boston
As I move towards long-term work supporting Energy Democracy, I’m taking time out to explore the ideas and models that define this world. So far, I’ve asked What is Energy Democracy? and examined one example of an Energy Democracy group that is finding success in Spain. Today, I want to take a look at the philosophy of the Xarxa per la … Continue reading Sobirania Energètica: New Ideas on Energy from Cataluña
I’ve written in my last few posts about my intention to focus in on models to pursue energy democracy–the idea that, as we transform our energy systems to run on renewable and stored energy, we should also aim for an equitable distribution of the ownership and control of these resources. There are a variety of ways … Continue reading An Energy Cooperative Grows in Spain
Pembroke Pines, FL to San Antonio, TX– 2,423 km (Total Mileage: 17,591/40,075 km) The last time I was in America, not a single vote had been cast–primary or general. No matter how much you may feel you’ve aged, that was just over a year ago. And after a year of questions from non-Americans about Trump … Continue reading Home Again? 13 Photos from the Southeastern US
This post is part of an ongoing focus on Energy Democracy as a force within the energy transition. Polling conducted in the wake of the most recent US presidential election showed held results that would surprise both national Republican leaders and climate activists. 60 per cent of respondents who labelled themselves as “very conservative” supported … Continue reading What is Energy Democracy?