In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy. On both a domestic and a global level, climate change hurts poor people and communities of color first and worst, so we seek solutions that center economic and racial justice as critical components of addressing climate change.
Policy change at the state level can keep environmental policy rolling forward, even as the federal government tries to roll it back.
A new report explains how states and cities can lift up low-income households through green energy initiatives.
Wind and solar could create many, many more jobs than coal — especially if the government stops propping it up.
This report compiles existing state models for Renewable Portfolio Standards expansion and distributed solar access to low-income communities to create best practices for RPS legislation that can be replicated around the country.
Renewable Portfolio Standards and Distributed Solar Access for Low-Income Households
Low-income Families Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change. This Organization is Working to Change That.
Renew Oregon is advancing innovative climate justice proposals, building on a legislative victory to expand the state’s use of renewable energy, with strong benefits for low-income consumers.
Trump is trying to pit jobs against the climate, but we can have economic growth and protect the environment, Janet Redman tells the Real News Network.
Help us spread the word about our latest report, “How States Can Boost Renewables with Benefits for All: Renewable Portfolio Standards and Distributed Solar Access for Low-Income Households.”