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How New Infrastructure Bill Can Increase Environmental Equity

The recently passed legislation known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could have far-reaching positive effects on lower-income families. The bill allocates an estimated 1.2 trillion dollars to improve roads, bridges, transportation, green energy, water management, internet access, and jobs. However, what does that mean for people living in neighborhoods and cities that have …

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How GRID Alternatives’ Energy is Increasing Environmental Justice

According to EPA.gov, “Environmental justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income for the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”  And while that’s an admirable goal being pursued, unfortunately, it is not the reality yet. One example is that …

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HBCU Green Fund

Helping HBCUs Make Campuses More Energy Efficient as reported in Prism Reports With the consequences of climate change growing more dire every year, the need to remove barriers to environmentally-sustainable lifestyles has become increasingly urgent, especially for Black people. As the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report details, sea levels will continue to rise …

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Greensboro Homeowners Share Their Own Solar Savings Stories

As discussed in our previous blog, The Clean Energy Initiative CEI recently participated in the Greensboro Solar Cares Conference in North Carolina.  Stakeholders were convened, such as community leaders, residents, and local and federal government representatives, to continue conversations on advancing environmental and economic equity through residential clean energy programs.  As Henry Golatt (Co-director of …

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Virtual Discussion Series on Investing Opportunities in the Clean Energy Sector

With Congress’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and continued progress on the Build Back Better Act, the United States will usher historic levels of funding and investment in clean energy and climate technologies. Governments at all levels – federal, state, and local – as well as partners from academia and the private sector will be …

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No Home Left Behind: Greensboro Solar CARES Project

Written by Janelle Martin We can no longer afford to ignore the energy burden conversation, especially as it relates to underserved populations in the United States. Many families are challenged with paying their energy bills every month–constantly having to choose between basic essentials like getting food, buying medication, or keeping their lights on–and North Carolinians …

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To Buy or Lease Solar Panels; That’s the Question

Solar worker As technology has become omnipresent in our lives, we finally acknowledge these conveniences’ full impact on our environment.  Modern advantages ranging from anything being delivered overnight to the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the world come at a cost, namely energy, most of which still originates from fossil fuels.  And while …

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