From Dirty to Green: Increasing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Environmental Justice Communities

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 8, 2013

From Dirty to Green: Increasing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Environmental Justice Communities, Deborah Behles, Golden Gate University School of Law, 2013. Villanova Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 1, 2013. Available at SSRN

  • “The stifling summer heat that raged across the nation was difficult for everyone, but one group had a more difficult time than others — those who could not afford to cool their homes. Disparities like these will likely only get worse. Low-income communities of color that are already vulnerable and disproportionately impacted by pollution will shoulder a larger burden of climate change impacts. These neighborhoods, often called environmental justice communities, have fewer resources to adapt to the effects of climate change. More measures should be taken to increase the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in environmental justice communities before the gap becomes worse.”
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