Energy Democracy is:
- Clean – Energy produced without the release of greenhouse gases, for example, wind and solar power
- Local – Energy produced and owned in our communities and by our neighbors
- Democratic – Community having a voice and power in the decision-making about our energy future
Let’s build a future where we decide how our local energy system works! CURE’s work in Energy Democracy is centered around having communities involved directly in their energy systems’ decision-making process. Democratic involvement is key in a clean energy economy.
Minnesota Local Energy Project
The Minnesota Local Energy Project (MNLEP) is a project of CURE. MNLEP strives to transform the energy landscape across Minnesota by giving people the knowledge and power to advocate for their own energy future and to help build an equitable energy system that is clean, local, and democratic. Learn more about the stories of Minnesotans building a clean energy future for EVERYONE.
CURE is a national leader in the Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) reform movement. The Rural Electric Co-op reform movement wants RECs to be: faithful to their founding democratic values AND centered around decentralized clean energy generation.
Erik Hatelstad, Energy Democracy Organizer
Phone: (320) 269-2984