Regional and National Resources

Regional/National organizations

Appalachian Voices

Working to advance the shift from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energies in the central and southern Appalachian region, Appalachian Voices’ largest program area is its Energy Democracy program.

Climate Justice Alliance

Advocating for resilient, regenerative and equitable economies through a just transition process with race, gender and class at the center of the solutions, the Climate Justice Alliance was formed to unite communities on the frontlines of climate impacts.

Energy Democracy National Tour

The Energy Democracy National Tour was launched in April 2018 with the goal of showcasing communities around the country, especially those of color or low-income, that are working to regain more control over their energy systems.

Science For The People

Science for the People is a science-activist organization dedicated to building a radical political movement in science and society. They are calling for a “People’s Green New Deal” to combat the climate crisis with widespread democratic input.

Sunrise Movement

A youth-led national movement fighting climate change, economic inequality and racism through initiatives like the Green New Deal, with local hubs in cities across the region like Asheville, Charlotte, Knoxville, Nashville, Roanoke and Charlottesville, Va.

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy

A global initiative working to advance democratic control of our energy systems by promoting solutions to the climate crisis and addressing energy poverty and the degradation of the land and people.


A program for farms and rural businesses to reduce energy costs by providing grants and loans to buy more energy efficient equipment, insulate buildings, and generate electricity with solar power and other renewable technologies.


A national network that stands together with electric cooperative member-owners working to reform and make positive change at their co-ops.