Near-Term Strategies for Centering Equity in Building Decarbonization

In order to center equity in decarbonization, decision-makers and policymakers first need to develop an understanding of what energy equity means and discern what current practices exacerbate inequities created by our social, economic, and energy systems. To center equity into near-term energy policy development, energy decision-makers must acknowledge that energy policy decisions impact people, the environment, the economy, and society. This brief presents near-term strategies for integrating equity into processes, measuring equity impacts, prioritizing resident needs, and developing an equitable workforce.

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