Al Weinrub is Coordinator of the Oakland, California-based Local Clean Energy Alliance and the statewide California Alliance for Community Energy. He is a clean energy activist and organizer and has authored many papers to advance energy democracy work in the U.S. He co-edited, with Denise Fairchild, Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions (2017). In a previous life, Al led national campaigns dealing with issues of science, labor, and social justice. He is a former national officer and current member of the National Writers Union.