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Building blocks for fuel switching, disposal, and recycling
Address fuel switching
100% policies need to address plans for fuel switching for heating and cooling that are currently dependent on oil and gas.
Address leftover fossil fuel infrastructure & lifecycle of renewables
Old infrastructure should be properly disposed of or recycled and not pose an undue burden on frontline communities.
Don't Trash Clean Energy: Burning Trash Should Not Be Incentivized, It is the Same Old Dirty Energy
Environmental justice communities throughout the country have long breathed the toxic and harmful pollution resulting from burning garbage. Given how harmful these sources are, trash incineration should not receive any incentives. Only clean, renewable energy should be incentivized.
Institute for Energy Justice: California Power Shut-offs Policy Brief Series
Learn about the effects of California’s wildfire-related power shutoffs on vulnerable populations and the deficiencies in data reporting.
Institute for Energy Justice: Energy Justice Workbook
Our team formed the Initiative to address the persistent gap between grassroots communities at the frontlines of the climate justice fight and those sitting at relevant policymaking tables. We connect grassroots-led solutions with the best-available data, evidence, and scholarship. Through concrete technical policy tools and project models, we support frontline communities, justice-based organizations, and policymakers to foreground equity in a just transition to renewable energy.We designed this Workbook to address the question that frequently arises in the context of equity and energy policy: What is energy justice?
NAACP: Just Energy Policies, Model Energy Policies Guide
The rapid depletion of Earth’s non-renewable resources coincides with increased energy consumption in the United States. With a growing understanding of the harmful impact of fossil fuel-based energy production on communities of color and low income communities, it is more important now than ever before that our communities take a stand to move our country to an energy efficient and clean energy future. Our intention in creating this compendium is that it will serve as a resource and will spur states to make sure their energy policies protect communities from harmful energy production processes while simultaneously providing equitable access to economic opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy
NAACP: Coal Blooded, Putting Profits Before People
In building this movement, climate justice activists are guided by an overriding principle: communities most affected by climate change should be at the forefront of the struggle. This report, Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People, demonstrates both the urgency and opportunity for community action with respect to coal fired power plants—an issue at the intersection between climate justice and environmental justice.
NAACP: Starting an Energy Cooperative
As your Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) unit begins to plan your energy justice project, you may decide that an energy cooperative is right for your community. A cooperative is a community-owned and managed business that is operated by and for the benefit of its members who use the electricity provided by the co-op. Energy cooperatives serve to ensure community access to clean and renewable energy, increase local employment and job training opportunities, and develop community wealth
Nuclear Information and Resource Service: Resisting Nuclear Colonialism on Indigenous People's Day
For over 70 years, the US nuclear power and weapons industry has consistently targeted Indigenous communities for contamination and environmental sacrifice. The radioactive scars of nuclear colonialism affect Indigenous peoples throughout the lands of Turtle Island (also called North America) and the Pacific Islands occupied by the United States of America.