2016 NY ENERGY DEMOCRACY SYMPOSIUM

Friday, February 5, 2016
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
The New School

On February 5, 2016 over 150 people gathered in New York City to discuss the unprecedented opportunities to make New York’s energy system renewable, equitable, accountable, and local. A movement is rising to address climate change and revitalize our communities through clean, affordable energy. The NY Energy Democracy Alliance set the stage for 2016. We learned about efforts across the state to build locally owned renewable energy projects, to make homes warmer and healthier, to demand economically and racially just energy policy, to challenge the power of utility companies, to develop resilient community microgrids, and find a just transition away from fossil fuels and nuclear power. This event was free and open to the public. The Symposium was organized by the NY Energy Democracy Alliance, and sponsored by Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School, Solutions Project, and Kresge Foundation

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