Time: February 6, 2020 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF)
Street: 1207 Ellsworth St.
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Event Type: presentation, and, facilitated, discussion
Organized By: Atul Deshmane
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2020
Former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich will speak about the importance of publicly owned electric utilities. Kucinich got his start in politics fighting — and winning — a battle to protect the Cleveland municipal electric company, which was on the verge of being privatized. Rep. Kucinich continues to advocate for public ownership of utilities to provide clean and affordable energy for people, not for profit.
Thousands of communities in the U.S. already receive their power from a not-for-profit, locally owned and operated utility, and many more are moving to municipalize instead of relying on investor-owned utilities that must return profits to shareholders.
Christine Grant— Bellingham Climate Task Force member, instructor at WWU Institute for Energy Studies, energy policy consultant for electric cooperatives and municipal utilities.
Atul Deshmane— Public Utility District Commissioner, Whatcom County Planning Commissioner, clean energy consultant, business leader, engineer.
Free and open to the public. There will be a Q&A after the presentation.
(Photo of Dennis Kucinich by Gage Skidmore. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0)