How the Public Sector Can Push For Racial Equity Through Energy Policy Reform
New article by Anthony Giancatarino, Center for Social Inclusion
We don’t often think about moving a racial equity agenda through state or local energy policies. Yet, as states gear up for the implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan and plan for the development of more renewable energy production, the nation faces a tremendous opportunity to tackle these efforts using a specific racial equity framework.
The Center for Social Inclusion has worked with grassroots community organizations, leaders of color, and environmental advocates to create policy ideas and build strategies that center racial equity within energy and climate policies. Last month, communities across New York pushed the Public Service Commission to adopt a forward thinking community renewables policy.