The way Vermonters, and the country, consume energy is changing rapidly in the face of a global climate crisis.
Communities have long been privileged to not live next to their energy production, but that’s no longer a sustainable model. At the same time, communities must increasingly be at the center of all future discussions around the siting and ownership of renewable energy.
So, how do we move forward in a way that ensures broad community input and participation about our town’s future and who controls the resources that will power our community for generations to come?
It’s called Energy Democracy.
Energy Democracy is about putting community at the center of all renewable energy discussions—right down to who owns the power and who most benefits from this renewable resource.
Amidst the backdrop of two controversial solar projects being proposed for the town of Bennington, this forum will examine the structures and processes that have led us to a point where neighbors are being pitted against each other rather than having positive discussions about moving away from our reliance on fossil fuels and transitioning toward a renewable future.
Come learn more about the key principles of RAD's Energy Democracy campaign and how they could help shape Bennington's energy future.
200 Pleasant St
Bennington, VT 05201
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