Power and renewables

Equitable Access to Clean Energy: Why Underserved and Low-Income Communities Need to be Part of the Clean Energy Transition

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Accelerating the energy transition

Join us on March 17 at 2 PM ET 

The growing divide in energy affordability and access has accelerated the focus on ensuring an “equitable” and “just” energy transition. For years, low-income and other underserved communities have tried to cope with the rising cost of energy, but often have the least access to energy-efficient or clean energy technologies. Now several states are adopting “community solar” programs to bring solar power to low-income households and other underserved communities. Improving access to the benefits of solar is a win for the energy transition, as well as a win for equality. This panel will explore opportunities, barriers, and steps that the industry can take to achieve a more equitable and just energy transition.     

Speakers: 

Elizabeth Kaiga, Key Account Director, Renewables at DNV GL

Kristal Hansley, Founder, CEO at WeSolar Inc. 

Lan Sasa, Renewable Energy Investments at U.S. Bank

Byna Elliott, Managing Director and Head of Advancing Black Pathways at JP Morgan

Join us on March 17 at 2 PM ET 

The growing divide in energy affordability and access has accelerated the focus on ensuring an “equitable” and “just” energy transition. For years, low-income and other underserved communities have tried to cope with the rising cost of energy, but often have the least access to energy-efficient or clean energy technologies. Now several states are adopting “community solar” programs to bring solar power to low-income households and other underserved communities. Improving access to the benefits of solar is a win for the energy transition, as well as a win for equality. This panel will explore opportunities, barriers, and steps that the industry can take to achieve a more equitable and just energy transition.     

Speakers: 

Elizabeth Kaiga, Key Account Director, Renewables at DNV GL

Kristal Hansley, Founder, CEO at WeSolar Inc. 

Lan Sasa, Renewable Energy Investments at U.S. Bank

Byna Elliott, Managing Director and Head of Advancing Black Pathways at JP Morgan