Ben Nathan researches demand-side management and energy equity strategies to help utilities meet their goals. Before he joined E Source, Ben worked at the US Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where he helped states, local governments, and public utilities with their energy planning and management. He received a BA in geography from the George Washington University and an MA in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

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4 common barriers to LMI heat-pump adoption and strategies to overcome them

Liza Minor, Ben Nathan
June 22, 2022

You need to meet equity and decarbonization goals. Installing electric heat pumps and heat-pump water heaters in homes is a promising strategy that can benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers. But it’s hard to overcome adoption barriers. We’ve got four strategies that can help!

How utilities can collaborate with local organizations to achieve equitable programs

Ben Nathan, Miriam Stein
April 14, 2022

Utilities are working with the communities they serve to apply an equity lens to their demand-side management, distributed energy resource, and EV programs. In this blog post, we take a closer look at how community engagement strengthens and supports equity initiatives.

The energy equity framework that benefits customers, utilities, and underserved communities

Sarah Baker, Jesse Hitchcock, Liza Minor, Ben Nathan, Vince Ruggeri, Miriam Stein, Amy Schmidt
March 10, 2022

Diversity, equity, and inclusion isn’t a new concept for utilities, but there is a new energy equity movement sweeping the utility industry. In this report, we present our energy equity framework that will benefit customers, utilities, and underserved communities.

Energy equity: Everyone deserves access to clean energy and energy efficiency

Ben Nathan
January 25, 2022

Utilities are applying a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to their customer offerings, trade ally programs, and internal operations. But how do we make energy equity a reality? We can’t do it in a vacuum. It will require collaboration between industry leaders, thinkers, and doers.