The transition to clean energy is happening in Boston and other cities across the country. Strategies to expand clean energy technologies include allocating public resources and direct benefits to residents. However, an important question that must be addressed is how can we ensure that the benefits are equitably distributed when historically marginalized communities have been left behind?
Answers to this question were explored by experts during a Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy event March 17 at which panelists discussed moving towards equitable clean energy in cities. The event was co-sponsored by the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at BC and the Environmental Law Society at BC Law School.
Panelists began by explaining how their personal connections to energy insecurity, along with eye-opening experiences working with families in need, drove them to get involved in energy justice. Read more.