Nora Elmarzouky—POWER’s Climate Justice and Jobs Organizer—explores the concept of energy democracy as the critical approach to racial and economic justice while addressing the climate crisis in this new article on the Equity Fund:
For millions of families across the country, they have no choice but to keep their lights on and warm their homes with fossil fuel-based energy. The case against fossil fuel-based energy is clear: it causes irreparable damage to our environment, fuels our climate crisis, and harms our communities, especially Black, brown, Indigenous, and low-income populations. Yet, it is still extremely hard to break up with this dirty energy for our homes, schools, and community centers.
A major reason is because of how our utility system is designed.