“Many of the climate solutions utilities can choose to implement under the Clean Power Plan can also provide relief for these communities. For example, well-designed, affordably financed energy efficiency programs can provide the same level of comfort for families while lowering power bills and reducing the burden on our power plants,” added Amelia Shenstone of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.
“It’s the folks who come to us for emergency utility bill assistance who most need help to keep their bills down,” explained Dr. Joyce Dorsey, CEO of the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority. “I really hope Georgia will focus on energy efficiency, to assist ‘the least of these’ as we move toward cleaner and greener energy.”
The Just Energy Circle is an inspiring, morally-grounded collaborative effort that empowers sustainable, self-sufficient communities and participation in developing clean energy solutions that benefit everyone. For more information on the efforts of the Just Energy Circle, contact Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer of Partnership For Southern Equity at [email protected].
The Just Energy Circle consists of:
Center for Sustainable Communities – Environment Georgia – Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority – Georgia WAND – Georgia Watch – GreenLaw – Partnership for Southern Equity – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
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