Equitable Clean Energy Guidebook for Local Governments

Date Published: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Urban Sustainability Directors Network

This guidebook - commissioned by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) - introduces a process and principles that local governments and their partners can use to design equitable clean energy programs in their communities. When equity is approached intentionally, municipalities and their partners can create programs that prioritize making clean energy technologies accessible and beneficial to low- and moderate-income households, communities of color, and indigenous communities. Supported by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) Innovation Fund, this guidebook is the result of the “Equity in Energy Transformation and Innovation” project. The project’s intent was to develop actionable resources for local governments and partners to use to advance social equity in clean energy program design and implementation in their communities.