Dan Berman is co-author, with the late John T. O'Connor, of WHO OWNS THE SUN? PEOPLE, POLITICS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A SOLAR ECONOMY. In his spare time, he is active as a job steward with the Local 1000 of the Service Employees International Union and in the world-wide movement to ban asbestos mining and use. As co-founder of the citizen's Coalition for Local Power in Davis, California, whose goal is to bring publicly-owned, electricity to Yolo County, he served on the
City of Davis Task Force on Energy Issues. He has spent many years as a consultant on occupational health and environmental issues with both the labor movement and the professional medical community. It is this experience that contributed, in part, to his commitment to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and to publicly-owned electricity.