Webinar - Energy Democracy,Thursday, February 21, 12-1pm EST

  • 21 February 2019
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : ASHRAE Granite State
Energy Democracy
Event Description

In this webinar, author Craig Morris will be speaking about energy policy and how it affects our daily lives. Power generation began with small local power facilities, often owned by the local municipality. Today, our power is provided by large multi-national energy corporations who are beholden to shareholders of their large "for profit" companies. Craig will review how local communities in Germany organized to change the course of energy production in their country and forced the government to adopt a policy the public wanted based on sustainable, renewable energy. But this is not just a story of a switch from coal and nuclear to renewables, but a story of transition to energy democracy where communities are once again engaged in their energy production and future.

There is no charge for this event, but a donation of $10 would be greatly appreciated.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • ASHRAE Granite State
  • Agenda
    • 12:00 Welcome and Introduction
      12:05 Presentation
      12:45 Questions and Panel Discussion
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Panelist Biography

      Jamie Bemis is an Account and Market Development Manager at Bright Power, an energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting firm based in New York. In her current role, Jamie works with affordable housing developers across New York City to incorporate energy efficiency measures and renewable energy installations into existing buildings and new multifamily housing developments. Jamie is a graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where here her master’s thesis addressed how energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings can contribute to improved quality of life, good jobs, and reduced environmental impacts. Outside of work, Jamie organizes with Science for the People < , an organization of STEM workers, educators, and activists who believe that science can be a positive force for humanity and the planet.

      Speaker Biography

      Craig Morris is an author, lecturer, and consultant specializing in renewable energy policy. He is the co-author of the 2016 book Energy Democracy- Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables < *which outlines how local grassroots activism in Germany led to the progressive renewable energy laws and policies that led to the “Energiewende” as we know it today. Building on years of research and writing by the authors, the book explore how, by taking ownership of energy efficiency at a local level, community groups are key actors in the bottom-up fight against climate change. Craig has served as the editor of the International Renewable Energy Agency Renewable Energy Roadmap report and Greenpeace’s Energy (R)evolution, in addition to translating several major German books on renewables into English. In 2014, he won the IAEE prize for journalism in energy economics. Craig currently works at the Renewables Grid Initiative, a non-profit organization which promotes the integration of 100% renewable energy into the European grid.
  • Cost
    • There is no charge for this event, but a donation of $10 would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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