January 2018 Academic & Specialist Island Press

Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions edited by Denise Fairchild, Al Weinrub

Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions
edited by Denise Fairchild, Al Weinrub


Paperback | Jan 2018 | Island Press | 9781610918510 | 288pp | 229x152mm | Out of stock | RFB | AUD$42.00, NZD$54.99

The near-unanimous consensus among climate scientists is that the massive burning of gas, oil, and coal is having a cataclysmic impact on our atmosphere and climate, and depleting earth’s natural resources, including its land, food, fresh water and biodiversity.

These climate and environmental impacts are particularly magnified and debilitating for low-income communities and communities of color that live closest to toxic sites, are disproportionately impacted by high incidences of asthma, cancer and rates of morbidity and mortality, and lack the financial resources to adapt to climate impacts.

This volume brings together racial, cultural, and generational perspectives. This diversity is bound together by a common operating frame: that the global fight to save the planet—to conserve and restore our natural resources to be life-sustaining—must fully engage community residents and must change the larger economy to be sustainable, democratic, and just.