While many stakeholders in the clean energy economy claim poverty, there’s good news: Equitable financing models exist for decarbonizing our local energy and transportation systems! Holmes Hummel is back to build on her VERGE Talk last year on how to scale clean energy investments with equity as a driver — showing how financing the clean energy infrastructure transition is not just a social imperative, but also a business opportunity.
The clean energy industry is growing and creating jobs. One recent report found the number of people who work in renewable energy grew 5 percent to 8 million people worldwide. What technologies are most promising for making money and getting a job? What areas offer the biggest prospect for game-changing breakthroughs? Join a conversation with three battle-hardened experts about what’s real and what’s hype in today’s clean power landscape.
SEEA Inclusive Financing Learning Circle Series: Introduction to Inclusive Financing for Energy Efficiency
Original Broadcast: January 12, 2017
The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance invites you to learn more about inclusive financing solutions for energy efficiency. Beginning in 2017, SEEA and Clean Energy Works will offer a comprehensive webinar series based on the experience of 8 utilities in 3 Southern states that have already put millions of dollars to work right in the communities they serve.
October 6, 2014
How can we deploy clean energy technologies on a scale that matters and in a time frame that makes a difference? Market conditions that motivate private equity investments are framed in part by public policy decisions taken in contexts where social equity is a factor. Claims for justice are persistent in sticking points such as the distribution of benefits and burdens along energy supply chains, investing revenue from climate policies, and international development efforts to expand access to electricity worldwide. However, advocates with urgent calls for technology transition often overlook calls for fairness and inclusion as a path for expediting progress.