Measuring Up to the Equity Challenge: Energy Affordability and Equity Planning

When developing programs to address energy affordability, it is important to understand the concept of equity – how it is defined and the role of income, race, gender, and other factors. Learn how DOE’s Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator addressed equity in its program toolkit and get examples from state and local governments that are working to address equity in low-income energy affordability. Attendees heard from a representative from Minnesota about the state’s engagement of Tribal participants, and how the District of Columbia is addressing the equity gap in access to energy efficiency and renewable energy in low-income households – including multifamily renters.

Speakers: Ariel Drehobl, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE); Michelle Gransee, Minnesota State Energy Office; Mary Otto, Minnesota Department of Commerce; Daniel White, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment