Green Economy

Energy democracy: Goals and policy instruments for sociotechnical transitions

Matthew J Burke
Science direct

Matthew J. Burke writes explores a just economic trasitions and the long-term strategies for energy democracy in Science Direct. In this publication, Burke highlight the thought leadership, and guidance of the Democracy Collaborative: 

The authors thank the editors of this special issue and two anonymous reviewers for constructive recommendations that significantly improved this paper. We wish to gratefully acknowledge two anonymous energy democracy activists for helpful discussions on the energy democracy movement from the advocate perspective. We further acknowledge multiple colleagues in Vermont, Massachusetts, and at The Democracy Collaborative, for efforts and valuable insights that informed this research.

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