Denise Fairchild | An Island Press Author

Denise Fairchild

Denise Fairchild is president/CEO of Emerald Cities Collaborative, a national nonprofit organization of business, labor, and community groups dedicated to climate resilience strategies that produce environmental, economic, and equity outcomes.

Empowering Communities—Denise Fairchild Podcast Interview

Denise Fairchild, co-editor of the new book Energy Democracy, explores what an alternative, democratized energy future can look like

What does it mean to get real about climate change and take back control of our energy resources? What energy alternatives represent real solutions to the economic and environmental crisis confronting our civilization today?

For the latest podcast episode in our series on urban resilience, Infinite Earth Radio interviews Denise Fairchild, who serves as president/CEO of Emerald Cities Collaborative and is also a frequent Urban Resilience Project contributor. In her book Energy DemocracyDenise brings together racial, cultural, and generational perspectives to show what an alternative, democratized energy future can look like.

Listen below as Denise explores how we can dismantle the extractive economy and transition to a greener, fairer energy future!

The Infinite Earth Radio podcast is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo in association with the Local Government Commission.

Check out our entire series of podcasts on urban resilience topics HERE

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#ForewordFriday: Energy Democracy Edition

As the current federal government tries to breathe new life into a dying fossil fuel economy, foment racial intolerance, reassert U.S. military dominance, eliminate health and other protections, and otherwise bow to corporate interests, it is a...

As the current federal government tries to breathe new life into a dying fossil fuel economy, foment racial intolerance, reassert U.S. military dominance, eliminate health and other protections, and otherwise bow to corporate interests, it is a critical time to strengthen and empower our communities. To save the planet—and ourselves—we must find solutions that democratize energy, making it a vital resource for advancing the environmental, economic, and social justice needs of our communities. Confronting racial discrimination and advancing equity is central to developing a sustainable, decentralized energy alternative.  

Edited by Denise Fairchild and Al Weinrub, Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions is the first book to show what building an alternative, democratized energy future can look like. Check out an excerpt from the book below.