The Energy Democracy Leadership Institute
[EDLI] effectively galvanizes a frontline-led energy democracy movement in North Carolina. EDLI builds grassroots power and sows the seeds of energy democracy in the region that is first and worst impacted by climate disasters and environmental injustice. The first round of this program (June 2020-Feb 2021) trained 16 emerging leaders from 10 eastern counties in NC.
To read more about the Energy Democracy Leadership Institute check out this Medium article from the launch of the program & a recent article by EDLI trainer, Shiva Patel.
Energy Democracy means that all communities have an inherent right to choose an energy system that is localized, resilient, democratically controlled and based on renewable sources. Energy democracy ensures that no one and no place is treated as a sacrifice to the greed of fossil fuel industries and monopoly utilities. A focus on energy democracy is also key to responding to the climate crisis. Globally and in our state, the energy sector is the number one source of climate-wrecking greenhouse gas emissions.