Welcome to the Energy Equity Project
The Energy Equity Project (EEP) is a collaborative initiative housed at University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. To bolster a just transition to cleaner, more resilient energy systems, the EEP developed the first standardized national framework for comprehensively measuring and advancing energy equity.
What is Energy Equity?
Energy equity recognizes the historical and cumulative burdens of energy system borne by frontline and low income communities. To eliminate these disparities, energy equity centers the voices of frontline communities in energy planning and decision making and ensures the fair distribution of clean energy benefits and ownership.
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- Why Do We Still Have Energy Shutoffs? Another World is Possible.By Justin B. Schott | November 14, 2022 It is straightforward: An energy system that actively subsidizes clean energy investments for the rich and for corporations while actively depriving poor people from simply accessing heat and electricity is not just. This shouldContinue reading “Why Do We Still Have Energy Shutoffs? Another World is Possible.”
- OPINION: Beyond lip service: It’s time to measure equity in clean energy investmentsBy Justin B. Schott | July 9, 2021 Imagine an aspiring Olympian training to contend for a medal, but being deprived of a stopwatch until after the race began. That is the current state of measuring equity in clean energyContinue reading “OPINION: Beyond lip service: It’s time to measure equity in clean energy investments”
- U-M Energy Equity Project Partners in Developing Inclusive Decarbonization Policies for the FutureBy Haley Riley, MS Candidate | May 27, 2021 The Biden administration’s recommitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change has inspired experts and organizations focused on net-zero energy production to plan for the implementation of decarbonization technologies. On May 25-26,Continue reading “U-M Energy Equity Project Partners in Developing Inclusive Decarbonization Policies for the Future”
- U-M Energy Equity Project to Develop First Standardized Tool for Driving Equity in Clean Energy IndustryANN ARBOR—Despite widespread calls for a just transition to cleaner, more resilient energy systems, there isn’t a standardized measurement framework for evaluating the equity of clean energy programs. As a result, utility administrators, regulators, and energy advocates have been judgingContinue reading “U-M Energy Equity Project to Develop First Standardized Tool for Driving Equity in Clean Energy Industry”
- Funding secured for equity metrics framework developmentThe Energy Equity Project is happy to announce that it has received funding from Energy Foundation and the Joyce Foundation to support our team in developing the clean energy industry equity metrics framework (EMF).
- Group lays groundwork for equity metrics frameworkIn 2018, about 40 people gathered to lay the groundwork for development of a standardized approach to collecting, reporting and utility demographic variables to improve equity in clean energy programs. Coming out of that gathering, several staff from VEIC, Efficiency forContinue reading “Group lays groundwork for equity metrics framework”
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