Welcome to the Energy Equity Project
Join us as we embark on a national, collaborative journey to create a standardized framework for equity measurement, reporting, and tracking that drives clean energy investment and impact for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and frontline communities.
At a moment when climate action and clean energy programs are expanding rapidly, it is imperative that access to the benefits of these programs are distributed equitably, particularly for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and frontline communities historically overburdened by the costs and pollution of our energy system.
The Energy Equity Project will create a framework for measuring equity across energy efficiency and clean energy programs among utilities, state regulatory agencies, and other practitioners, while engaging and centering BIPOC and frontline communities. An equity measurement framework, set to launch in beta form in 2022, will serve environmental and climate justice advocates, practitioners, regulatory agencies, and utilities to drive more equitable investments and outcomes in energy efficiency, distributed generation and storage (i.e. solar + batteries), demand response, electrification, and electric vehicle infrastructure.
An Equitable Clean Energy Future
The goal is an energy system that fairly disseminates both the benefits and costs of energy services, and is representative and impartial in decision making.
Our Latest News
- 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”