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By Jeremy Brecher

Climate-safe energy is being produced locally all over the country in ways that also produce jobs and increase racial, social, and economic justice – fulfilling the basic principles of the Green New Deal. Jeremy Brecher’s new Commentary “Climate-Safe Energy Production – From Below” describes community solar gardens in Denver, “solar mandates” for green buildings in California, a community-owned cooperative in Martha’s Vineyard that is providing wind power to the island’s people and businesses, and numerous other local initiatives. Are these things your union or community could do? Take a look here.