New Energy Democracy

Today, I went to the Boston Area Sustainability Group’s monthly meeting. This month, we had three speakers talk abut different aspects of energy democracy. It’s a reframing of the narrative away from centralized control, turning energy consumers into energy citizens who have agency over their power. (Yes, power from both a literal and figurative perspective.) Distributed energy, through microgrids and nanogrids, are empowering from that perspective: The transformation of our power grids could enable the transformation of societal power structures. Thought provoking, and a good lens to use for different advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal energy levels.

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