Our mission, to create a green energy future that empowers people and communities, protects cultures and ecosystems while promoting local solutions to climate change — is about much more than energy. It’s about ushering in a new energy paradigm founded in the ideals and principles of Energy Democracy.
We seek to expand the social, economic, health and environmental benefits of point of use renewable energy to people, small and medium business owners, communities and the public sector through education, outreach, coalition building, policy advocacy, project development and direct action.
An equally important goal is to redirect and concentrate distributed renewable energy in the vast built environment already devoted to meeting human needs in order to protect our public lands, valuable cultural and ecological resources and maximize the cost effectiveness and efficiency of renewable energy generation.
Thirdly, RCI is devoted to identifying, developing and advocating for grassroots solutions to climate change.