Environmental Justice: What It Is and Why It’s Important to Power Projects

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2023 17:06:25 +0000


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) defines environmental justice as: “The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to […]

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A Toxic Tour Helps Convey What Fenceline Communities Experience

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 21 May 2023 02:33:52 +0000

Three colleagues from the Union of Concerned Scientists and I were invited to participate in a Toxics Tour in Kansas City. The experience was extremely valuable and I recommend it, especially if you are someone like me who works on environmental justice issues but doesn’t live in a frontline community. Reading articles and books, or […]

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Google Installing 500 Megawatts of Solar for Environmental Justice

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 18 May 2023 13:19:22 +0000

Solar power is not just for rich people, but it’s not free and you typically need to show a decent credit score to finance it. As with many things in life, the less wealthy people in society are left behind a bit as we transition into this cleaner, more financially sensible (in the long term) […]

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Potential Bills In Congress To Rubber Stamp Fossil Fuel Permitting Would Upend Bedrock Laws & Silence Communities

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2022 05:04:02 +0000

“Polluters Over People.” That’s the summary of a new bill in Congress that is immeasurably dangerous. WASHINGTON — On the heels of President Biden signing historic climate legislation, polluters are reportedly urging Congress to pass legislation that would erode U.S. action on climate and roll back a host of environmental laws. The measure(s) the House […]

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SRP Warns Arizona Regulator Reliability at Risk by 2024 without Gas Plant Expansion

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 14:25:04 +0000

Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) is seeking a rehearing and reconsideration of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC’s) denial of a major gas power plant expansion, which the public power utility has stressed will be crucial for near-term system reliability and long-term renewable integration.  In a filing on May 16, SRP urged […]

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Department of Justice Launches Comprehensive Environmental Justice Strategy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 10 May 2022 11:00:32 +0000

Attorney General Launches New Office of Environmental Justice Courtesy of The United States Department of Justice. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland was joined by EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan [last week] in announcing a series of actions to secure environmental justice for all Americans. In addition to launching a new Office of Environmental Justice within the […]

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Report: Designing Community Solar Programs That Promote Racial & Economic Equity

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 21:07:17 +0000

This white paper provides guidance for creating community solar programs that promote racial and economic equity. It defines what makes a community solar program equitable, and states objectives that community solar programs striving to be equitable can pursue related to program structure, consumer participation, compensation, and other policy areas

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NY-Funded Solar One Program Empowers Vulnerable Communities With Solar + Storage, Emergency Resilience

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:35:56 +0000

Images provided by Solar OneSolar One is an organization that I’ve experienced first hand. An active force in clean urban transition, in particular aiding low-income households, it deserves support. Both organizations I met with in NYC — Solar One and WE ACT — had individuals reflecting the relaxed as well as energetic personalities necessary to make something work, really work

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