October 10, 2019 Equitable Electrification with Carmelita Miller of Greenling Institute
California's ambitious climate protection goals can only be met if all Californians can participate fully in the clean energy economy. The momentum to usher in a new era of cleaner, healthier, all-electric new homes and buildings has gained steam in California with more than 50 cities either considering or having passed measures to accelerate all-electric buildings. But we need to consider the challenges and opportunities that building electrification presents for low-income communities - 70 percent of whom are renters caught up in a housing and energy affordability crisis. To that end, we invite Carmelita Miller to discuss A Framework for Powering Resilient Communities. This framework is an in-depth resource that walks through why and how an equity-centered approach to building electrification can be a transformative solution to closing California’s clean energy gap. The report also offers a strategy and case study to help readers understand the effectiveness of centering community voices throughout the process.
Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition.