Publicly Owned Utilities Could Help Fight the Climate Crisis
Transitioning utilities to public ownership could help lay the groundwork for a renewable, just future. Johanna Bozuwa, of the Democracy Collaborative, sees the current moment as an opportunity to learn from public utilities’ mistakes and push this model in a new, bolder direction. “Public ownership is built within the context of the people who are organizing for it,” said Bozuwa. This grants the system its power and, historically, its limitations.