Welcome to the Energy Equity Project

Creating a standard for equity measurement, reporting and tracking that drives clean energy investment and impact in frontline and BIPOC communities

Purpose: The Energy Equity Project will address a key problem in the clean energy industry; the lack of a standardized approach to equity measurement. This equity metrics framework will be developed through a collaborative, multi-sector, community-driven process.

The Energy Equity Project is managed by the Urban Energy Justice Lab at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability (UM SEAS) and funded by Energy Foundation and The Joyce Foundation.

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Funding secured for equity metrics framework development

The 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 framework

In 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 for Everyone, Urban Institute, GHHI, and Energy Trust of Oregon took on 3 tasks:  1) Identify modelContinue reading “Group lays groundwork for equity metrics framework”

“The data you don’t have is the problem you can’t see.”

Dr. Tony G. Reames, Urban Energy Justice Lab