Energy Equity is Procedures Restoration Distribution Recognition

Energy Equity

The empirical and qualitative measurement of access to the energy system to prioritize the inclusion of climate-impacted communities. This inclusion builds access to clean energy and participation in the public and private energy sector.

Why is energy equity important?

Energy equity is imperative because it leverages data to recognize that the harms of climate change are the most severe for people of color – where climate-impacted communities encounter increased levels of pollution, less access to energy-efficient housing, transportation, and overall underinvestment in clean energy infrastructure. Achieving energy equity requires new and innovative systems, technology, procedures and policies that create a just distribution of benefits in the energy system. 


Energy-efficiency programs only served about 5% of income eligible households in 2019


Only 13% of electric and gas utility energy efficiency spending is spent on income eligible programs despite 27.5% of the population being income eligible

Participation in energy efficiency programs is growing for income-eligible households (1.7 million in 2019 compared to 362,000 in 2015)

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