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Solar with Justice: A New Report on Solar for Under-Resourced Communities

December 12, 2019

1:00am — 2:00am Eastern

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.


This webinar presented the key findings and recommendations from a new report, Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Economy. This report was produced by a team from the Clean Energy States Alliance, the Jackson State University Department of Urban & Regional Planning, the Partnership for Southern Equity, PaulosAnalysis, the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and The Solutions Project.

Members of the team gave an overview of the report and discuss recommendations for actions that different stakeholder groups – including states, community organizations, foundations, the solar industry, and municipalities - can take to ensure solar empowers under-resourced communities and provides tangible financial and wealth-building benefits. More than 90 policymakers, community group leaders, solar experts, and energy equity advocates were interviewed as part of the research for the report.

Speakers:

• Danielle Deane-Ryan, Director of the Inclusive Clean Economy Program, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
• Chandra Farley, Director of the Just Energy Program, Partnership for Southern Equity
• Nate Hausman, Project Director, CESA
• Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA

Categories: Policy, Finance

Related Project(s): Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy