Fossil fuels aren’t just bad for the environment. They’ve arguably made their multinational companies richer while exacerbating social injustices and negatively impacting health and well-being in vulnerable populations. Energy democracy looks to reverse this narrative as it redistributes power by resisting the status quo and reclaiming and reconfiguring energy infrastructure.
It’s been 2 months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and access to water remains an enormous issue. A simple technology that has been around for ages can create potable water and should be incorporated into federal and municipal resiliency plans. Puerto Rico would be the ideal place to start testing it out.