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Shiva Patel

Center for Biological Diversity
Energy Justice Campaigner
Washington, DC
Shiva leads campaigns in the Energy Justice Program to advance an equitable and just clean-energy transition through coalition building, innovative legal strategies, community organizing and policy advocacy. He serves on a variety of regional and national coalitions and working groups, including Energy Justice North Carolina, Democratizing Rural Electric Co-ops and the Energy Democracy Project. He was previously a program manager at Movement Strategy Center and on the founding steering committee of East Bay Community Energy, a not-for-profit, public energy agency serving over 1 million people with more affordable clean energy than the incumbent for-profit utility. He received a dual Bachelor of arts/Bachelor of science from UC Berkeley in environmental economics and policy and interdisciplinary studies with a focus on food and energy sovereignty.