Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2010
This description of Brent Kopperson's work was prepared when Brent Kopperson was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
Brent Kopperson is transforming Canada’s electricity generation and distribution systems from highly centralized ones, dominated by non-renewable resources, to more decentralized, green and locally-owned systems. He is bridging social sector engagement and provincial level policy change to remove the structural barriers that have until now impeded the large-scale emergence of community-led and owned green energy sector. Brent is giving citizens the tools and incentives to become energy entrepreneurs, empowering communities across Canada to become self-reliant in energy-use and conservation.
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