Webinar & Events - Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy

Investing in Relationships: Six Community Engagement Models from Energy Trust of Oregon

June 8, 2023

Speakers from the Energy Trust will discuss their community engagement programs and expand on lessons learned and best practices.

Electric Vehicles and Equity

June 6, 2023

Can electric vehicles play a role in advancing equity in underserved and historically marginalized communities? Panelists will discuss potential pathways for electric vehicle deployment to lower harmful emissions, reduce transportation expenses, and increase energy resilience in historically marginalized communities.

Building a Resilient Workforce: The Detroit Clean Energy Contractor Accelerator Program

May 3, 2023

As solar+storage is more widely adopted, it’s essential that organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) can both access these technologies as well as participate in the development and implementation of resilient power systems. This webinar will spotlight the Detroit Clean Energy Contractor Accelerator program, which works to prepare local BIPOC contractors to lead the clean energy transition in Detroit and greater Michigan.

Advancing Equity through 100% Clean Energy

February 27, 2023

CESA Research Fellow Charles Hua will discuss the findings of CESA’s new report reviewing the equity and environmental justice components of state 100% clean energy plans. Dr. Tony Reames of the US Department of Energy will place the states’ energy equity activities into the context of federal environmental justice initiatives, including the Justice40 Initiative.

Deploying Solar for Manufactured Homes in Colorado

February 23, 2023

Panelists will share information about a community solar project being developed by Holy Cross Energy (HCE), a rural electric cooperative in Colorado, that will benefit manufactured homes residents, including information on how the project has come to be, the programs and incentives utilized to support the project, how newly available Inflation Reduction Act incentives are being used to expand the project, how this project could be replicated and scaled up to benefit more mobile home residents throughout HCE’s service area, and more.

Bringing Community Perspectives to Community Solar

January 23, 2023

As part of their effort to ensure that community solar implementation can serve all communities, Energy Allies has been pioneering research into contracts to gain perspective on how the public views community solar product offerings.

California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing Program: Effective Collaboration for Equitable Solar

December 2, 2022

California’s Solar for Multifamily Affording Housing Program shows how state energy agencies, community-based organizations, and nonprofits can collaborate to create impactful solar policy for underserved communities.

Advancing Solar for Manufactured Homes through Community Solar

September 14, 2022

Panelists will share more information about how community solar can be used to bring the benefits of solar to manufactured homes; how to engage with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership; and successful examples of community solar projects that have benefitted manufactured homes and communities.

The Health and Environmental Justice Impacts from Peaker Power Plants in Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit

August 16, 2022

A new report examines the environmental justice and public health impacts of peaker power plants in three U.S. cities – Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit. Report authors from CEG and Strategen will discuss their findings.

Scaling Up Solar – The Montgomery County Green Bank and Sunnova’s Low-and Moderate-Income Solar Pilot Program

July 7, 2022

Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Green Bank launched a new $600K LMI solar pilot program to test a different approach to solar access in LMI communities. The pilot includes a dual track (ownership and third party-owned) and an innovative third party owned pricing structure with solar company Sunnova.