Power Problem in a Changing Climate: The Renewable Energy Movement is Shortchanging Women and the Poor

December 10, 2018

Op-ed, by Neha Misra, published in Next Billion.

I had been standing in line for over an hour.

As I waited to pick up my name tag at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in September, nearing the last quarter of a long line, I noticed a white woman and a group of her peers crashing the line ahead. Others around me looked uncomfortable but said nothing. I gently nudged the woman who had jumped in front of us and asked, “Has the irony of cutting the line at a social justice event occurred to you?”

The woman turned and insisted, “This is not a social justice event.”


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