Let communities decide: Using participatory budgeting for renewable energy community benefits packages
Participatory Budgeting Project
More Renewable Energy
Why We Invested
To explore a community-led approach to renewable energy
Ulupono Initiative partnered with The Participatory Budgeting Project to release a report titled Let communities decide: Using participatory budgeting for renewable energy community benefits packages.
A participatory budgeting (PB) framework provides the opportunity for more inclusive conversations around community benefits as part of renewable energy projects, particularly for those communities most impacted by such projects. These benefits may include grants, sponsorships, educational and cultural initiatives, and more. PB can also bring transparency to spending decisions, with greater opportunity for communities to build relationships and trust with local government and developers.
The Participatory Budgeting Project is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money, primarily in the United States and Canada. Since 2009, it has supported dozens of governments, public institutions, and organizations in launching and deepening participatory budgeting processes. For more information, visit www.participatorybudgeting.org.