What is Energy Equity?
Energy Equity is the fair distribution of the burdens and benefits from energy production and consumption. Communities of color and low-income communities are more likely to be exposed to air pollution from coal plants, are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and stand to benefit the most from energy efficiency and employment programs that help lower bills. Unfortunately, these communities are under-represented in Georgia’s electricity planning process. In order to ensure that we use electricity efficiently and reduce the negative impact of its production on vulnerable communities, utility planning processes must include authentic community engagement, participation and leadership from the full scope of Georgia communities (Partnership for Southern Equity).
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To learn more about energy equity, please click on the links below.
- Blog #1 TVA, GA Power and Duke 2012 energy efficiency comparison
- Blog #2, All SE utilities efficiency comparison
- Blog #3 Progress Energy Neighborhood Energy Saver (low income program)
- Blog #4 Duke Energy Neighborhood Energy Saver
- ACEEE report on energy efficiency program leaders
Energy Equity Matters Forum – June 2013