A Note From The Editors
February 5, 2019
A Note From The Editors |
To the majority of users, electricity is an opaque service expected to reliably support the range of social, medical, and fiscal systems that power our lives. The delivery structure is largely centralized; the touch point with consumers rarely extends beyond a monthly bill…and kWh accrual for those that look.
As climate change fluctuates more into everyday consciousness, users are paying attention to what exactly powers those monthly charges, and their options to change the existing paradigm. Information emboldens the user to see beyond their bill and acknowledge electricity's bedfellows: resiliency, environmental justice, energy access, and equity.
Energy democracy is a movement towards making the infrastructure that powers our lives more accessible and participatory.
We’d like to thank Alicia Noriega for co-editing this month, and for guiding us through the grid.