The urgent need to combat climate change has accelerated efforts to electrify and decarbonize buildings, heralding a promising shift towards sustainable energy sources. As society embraces this transformative journey, it is crucial to acknowledge the potential unintended consequences of such endeavors, particularly for frontline communities and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Historically marginalized and … Continued
An equitable transition to clean power requires utilities to prioritize input from community stakeholders. Too often, frontline communities and advocates are dissuaded from participating in critical decisions by virtue of the opaque, technical process. With coordinated assistance and capacity-building support from local organizations, there are opportunities for stakeholders to intervene and demand private companies incorporate community feedback.