Fostering Equity in Local Clean Energy Policy
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Stefen Samarripas, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
For local governments, prioritizing social equity in clean energy strategies begins with identifying groups historically underserved by energy efficiency and renewable energy investments, the disparate impacts of current policies, and who is poised to have a voice in future policy design and implementation. These concerns guide ACEEE’s work in supporting local communities working to advance social equity through clean energy initiatives. Historically, many marginalized groups have been underserved, overlooked, and underrepresented in local clean energy planning and policymaking. These groups can vary from place to place but often include people of color, low-income residents, older adults, indigenous peoples, immigrants, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness.
Join this webinar to learn about what can be done to address the barriers to clean energy facing marginalized communities, including an exploration of five dimensions that can be used to evaluate how cities and their local utilities are creating, promoting, and supporting socially equitable clean energy strategies.