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Click on the video links below for full sessions and/or individual speakers. Click here for the full playlist. Check out Envisioning Energy Democracy for a five-minute video capturing conference highlights.
Opening Introductory remarks to set the stage
Morning Keynote and Panel Response: Local Clean Energy Matters [Video]
How is community-based, decentralized energy key to community empowerment and building healthy, equitable and sustainable communities?
Keynote Speaker: Nikki Silvestri, Social Innovation Strategist [Video]
Energy Initiatives Promoting Resilient Communities
Breakout sessions on initiatives in the Bay Area and elsewhere that confront fossil fuels and/or point the way forward for local clean energy.
Breakout Session 1: Fighting Fossil Fuels
Breakout Session 2: Community Choice Energy Initiatives [Video]
Breakout Session 3: Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Grids
Breakout Session 4: Community Solar
Afternoon Keynote and Panel Response: Organizing to Democratize Energy [Video]
What will it take to build a movement to democratize energy in the U.S.?
Keynote Speaker: Denise Fairchild, President and CEO of Emerald Cities Collaborative [Video]
Building Our Political Constituency
Workshops on building political clout by sector: community, government, business, labor
Breakout Session 1: Community
Facilitator: Rosa Gonzalez, Facilitating Power
Breakout Session 2: Government
Facilitator: Michelle Myers, Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter
Breakout Session 3: Labor
Facilitator: Brooke Anderson, Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project
Breakout Session 4: Business
Facilitator: Barry Vesser, Center for Climate Protection
Panel: Energy Democracy and the New Economy [Video]
How the distributed nature of renewable energy can be leveraged to stimulate a regenerative, sustainable and equitable economy.