NOTE: This event has already taken place. See below for recordings, event description, and links to download the presentation slides.

The Equity in a Clean Energy Economy (ECEE) Collaborative and stakeholders came together to help make unheard perspectives heard in a clean energy economy. With today’s ambitious goals of reducing carbon footprints throughout the world, underserved communities will feel the impact more than ever. What has yet to be recognized is the lack of access to the clean-energy supply chain for so many Americans. This national workshop provided several tracks of research-focused sessions to engage policymakers and energy providers so that equity is at the forefront of decisions being made today that will impact the future of all. Let’s work together to ensure that access to clean energy is attainable regardless of socioeconomic status.

Below, you can download presentations from the workshop and watch the session recordings. Please note that some sessions didn’t have presentations.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Welcome overview and keynote

Keynote speaker: Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
Mayor Turner is chair of the board of directors of the Resilient Cities Network and chair of Climate Mayors, a bipartisan network of more than 470 US mayors representing 48 states and 74 million Americans.


Download Welcome overview and keynote (PDF)

Equity definitions and breakout reports


Download Equity definitions and breakout reports (PDF)

Executive panel: Women in energy and equity

Moderator: Tammy McLeod, President & CEO, Flinn Foundation
Karen Sparkman, Vice President, TECO Energy
Latisha Hill, Vice President Community & Economic Vitality, Avista
Nadia El Mallakh, Vice President, Xcel Energy
Sheila Pressley, Chief Customer Officer, JEA


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Faith perspectives on equity and environmental stewardship

Dr. Alvin Sanders, President & CEO, World Impact
Imam Saffet Catovic, Head of the Office for Interfaith, Community Alliances & Governmental Relations, ISNA
Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman, Rabbinic Ambassador, DAYENU
Sandhya Rani Jha, Anti Opression Consultant, Without Fear Consulting


Download Faith perspectives on equity and environmental stewardship (PDF)

Equity and rate design initiatives

Moderator: Irene Dimitry, Retired Vice President, DTE Energy
Commissioner Ann McCabe, Illinois
Commissioner Odogwu Obi Linton, Maryland
Commissioner Sarah Freeman, Indiana


Download Equity and rate design initiatives (PDF)

National equity customer survey findings

This national survey of adults probes questions relating to clean energy, utility investments, new technologies, electrification, and the equity implications of these changes.


Download National equity customer survey findings (PDF)

Friday, August 26, 2022

Welcome and overview with keynote

Keynote speaker: Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston, and Founding Pastor of New Roots AME Church in Dorchester, MA


Download Welcome and overview with keynote (PDF)

Community voices on equity and breakout session

Moderator: Jennifer Montague, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, NiSource


Download Community voices on equity and breakout session (PDF)

Artist interview and company equity initiatives

Sharon Talbott, Director, Industry Experience Marketing, Energy & Utilities, Salesforce
Adriana Alterman, Director, Ventures Impact Fund, Salesforce
Estelle Winkleman, Director, Philanthropy, Salesforce


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Weaving energy equity into utility customer-side programs and takeaways


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Community voices

What would you say to the leadership of your utility regarding renewables/other energy issues?

What are your thoughts about climate change and solar/clean energy?

What investments do you think the government should spend money on in your community?

How were you affected by the winter storms?

NiSource documentary

Creative talent

Artist interview: Hannah Bull, Greentown Labs

World impact: Equity in a Clean Energy Economy, Atlanta

Singer-songwriter duo Angelica & Josh Bias: Amazing Grace

Singer-songwriter Angelica Bias: The Blessing