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HBCU Clean Energy Initiative Addresses Energy Insecurity and Distributional Equity as recipient of Sloan Foundation Grant

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was established in 1934 to support original research and education related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and Economics. They are also deeply committed to racial and gender justice, acknowledging the discrimination and exclusion from scientific institutions faced by women, Blacks, Latinos, and members of Indigenous communities. As early as …

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Four African American Environmentalists Fighting for Climate Justice

  In February 2022, the EPA announced plans to form an internal council to identify opportunities for more significant partnerships with HBCUs. This HBCU Council will “review the agency’s recruitment, resources, research, and community engagement efforts and provide recommendations to support the schools and their students.”  Two months later, the HBCU Climate Change Conference took …

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How Much Do You Know About Solar Energy? Take This Quiz to Find Out.

Solar is the most widely available and accessible way for the world to lower its dependence on fossil fuels.  With prices decreasing and available rebates, it’s becoming much more accessible to more consumers.  Not only does it help the planet, but it also substantially reduces costs for both homeowners and businesses.  The HBCU Clean Energy …

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Henry Golatt HBCU Clean Energy Initiative

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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