Access & Equity - Vote Solar
Chispa Arizona workshop
Policy Priorities

Access & Equity

Participants in our Energy Equity Workshop in partnership with Chispa Arizona, Wildfire, and SWEEP

In order to combat the climate crisis and reach 100% clean energy, solar needs to serve everyone and include everyone. Solar can provide relief to families struggling with high and volatile energy costs and the effects of a pollution-driven power system through energy bill savings, living-wage jobs, improved public health, and climate resilience in under-resourced communities.

Frontline communities are often the first and worst impacted by the accelerating harms of the climate crisis, yet are often excluded from climate solutions. These communities also face higher electricity bills and expensive health impacts from pollution, compounding the racial wealth gap.

We work to give more people a stake in the renewable economy by advocating for energy policies and programs specifically designed to address the barriers faced by environmental justice communities, communities of color, and others on the frontlines. This work is grounded in inclusive and equitable partnerships with local organizations that serve low-income and other underserved or marginalized communities.

We are taking conscientious and deliberate steps to ensure that the voices of these communities are represented in the energy policy discussions that impact the health, well-being, and economic opportunity of community members.

Access & Equity Team

Energy Justice Award

The Energy Justice Award celebrates the legacy of a tireless community and environmental justice leader, Dr. Espanola Jackson.

Solar installers on a roof

Access & Equity Advisory Committee

Vote Solar’s Access & Equity Advisory Committee works together to address challenges states face when implementing low-income solar programs.

NAACP Energy Justice training

Energy Justice Workshops

Vote Solar supports organizations working to build a base of energy advocates with community workshops on energy policy issues.

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