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Centering Equity with Metrics (Introduction)

A history of environmental racism and inequitable energy decision-making have led to historically marginalized communities bearing the largest burdens of the fossil fuel…

Centering Equity with Metrics (Full Report)

Historically marginalized and/or…

Performance Incentives that Align with Equity Priorities

Performance incentive mechanisms (PIMs) are financial incentives or penalties that encourage program administrators to achieve certain targets or performance levels. If performance incentives are designed to encourage energy equity, program implementers will deliver more…

Creating Equity-Centered Program Goals

Oftentimes, equity of treatment, program access, and outcomes are expressed as a policy but not as a program requirement. Policymakers can change this dynamic by creating goals that align with energy equity policy. Identifying a goal or goals for…

Identifying Equity-Centered Tracking Metrics

Equity-related tracking efforts, whether in the energy efficiency space or beyond, are important ways to better understand current practices, identify gaps, see trends over time, and provide accountability. Traditional energy efficiency program metrics focus on…

Accounting for Equity in Cost-Benefit Analysis

Current cost-benefit analysis practices ensure energy efficiency programs deliver cost-effective energy savings. This means inputs to the cost-benefit analysis look only at energy costs and…

Identifying Disparities with an Equity Gap Analysis

An equity gap analysis can help regulators and program implementers understand inequities in access to the benefits of energy efficiency programs. A gap analysis is an important step in…

Creating a Process for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

The first step to centering equity metrics in energy efficiency programs is for policymakers to create a process for meaningful stakeholder engagement that allows for members of historically marginalized and/or excluded communities to inform and decide what metrics will be…

Addressing Energy Burden

The U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) defines energy burden as “the percentage of gross household income spent on energy costs."  Energy burden disproportionately affects low-income households and marginalized communities because members of these groups often live in older homes…

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