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Shiva Patel

Center for Biological Diversity
Renewable Energy Campaigner
Washington, DC
At the Center for Biological Diversity, Shiva co-leads the Population and Sustainability program’s renewable-energy work, with a focus on distributed community solar. Before joining the Center he worked on advocating, designing and building an equitable, inclusive community-owned solar program for low-income residents and communities of color in Alameda County, California, and more generally is interested in organizing a just transition to a non-extractive, regenerative green economy. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and policy, as well as interdisciplinary studies in food and energy sovereignty.