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|About||RENEW is a grassroots organization working to increase access to clean energy for low income and non-English-speaking households and communities of color. We include non-energy benefits (e.g., local jobs and job training) in our clean energy projects.|
|Mission||Energy Democracy for Worcester through Language Justice and Popular Education|
RENEW is a new grassroots community voice for Central MA entering debates about where we get our energy and who benefits from energy policies. We are working to develop clean energy projects in partnership with constituencies that have not been well represented in policy discussions. We center language justice and popular education strategies in many of our events.
RENEW also operates as a Community Energy Co-operative of Co-op Power, a Regional Energy Co-operative that supports local clean energy businesses. In partnership with Co-op Power and Resonant Energy, Renew participates in the U.S. Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative. We are enabling houses of worship and other small nonprofits to reduce the significant cost of their electricity bill with solar power at no upfront cost to the nonprofit.
We are pleased to partner with E4theFuture on a microgrid project in South Worcester/ Main South neighborhoods. RENEW has two seats on the Advisory Council for that project.