Low-income communities of color disproportionately bear the environmental harm and economic burdens of the energy system and do not equitably receive its benefits or have equitable access to decision-making processes. The clean energy transition presents an opportunity to transform communities. Justice40 is one of the tools to get there.
In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative, Energy Exchange will offer no cost registrations to select qualifying applicants from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area to increase clean energy enterprise creation and contracting in disadvantaged communities, and to increase clean energy jobs, job pipeline, and job training for individuals from disadvantaged communities.
Interested participants should complete the form for consideration in this program. If you have issues using for form, please reach out to EExTechTraining@pnnl.gov for a fillable PDF version. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis until March 1, 2024 or until we have reached our maximum number of program participants.
What is the Justice40 Initiative?
During his first week in office, President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Section 223 of EO 14008 established the Justice40 Initiative, which directs 40% of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments – including investments in clean energy and energy efficiency; clean transit; affordable and sustainable housing; training and workforce development; the remediation and reduction of legacy pollution; and the development of clean water infrastructure – to flow to disadvantaged communities (DACs).
To learn more, visit the White House Justice40 Initiative website.
Figure 1: Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) Map of United States Explore the map – Climate & Economic Justice Screening Tool (geoplatform.gov)
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Find out more about the Justice40 Initiative.