Equity in Energy™

Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

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Equity in Energy is an initiative designed to include and expand the participation of individuals in underserved communities, which includes minorities, Native Americans, women, veterans, and formerly incarcerated persons, in all the programs of the Department of Energy. Equity in Energy also seeks to infuse and expand participation in the private energy sectors in our nation's economy to ensure America's energy independence.

Equity in Energy will focus on:​

 

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Interest and Access

In underserved communities, there is often a shortfall in both awareness of the opportunities and how to fully participate in the numerous sectors of the energy economy. Additionally, it is critical to help bridge the gap between interest and entrance.

Supplier Diversity

Create a diverse supply chain to identify acquisition opportunities for underrepresented stakeholders.

Workforce Development

Facilitate an interconnected set of workforce development solutions to influence the future success of businesses, workers, and the nation.

STEM Enhancement

Develop STEM capabilities to ensure success in a new information-based and highly technological society.

Technical Assistance

Provide practical, hands-on, workshops and seminars to assist businesses and individuals to gain access to opportunities within the energy sector.

Energy Sustainability

Enhance and promote socio-economic sustainability in vulnerable communities to protect our national security.

On Oct 18, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity will be co-hosting the Equity in Energy Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series in Kansas City.

Additionally, the initiative’s interest and access goals will be enhanced through:

  • Technology & Artificial Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Workforce Readiness for Formerly Incarcerated Persons
  • Opportunity Zones

In order to establish and sustain a successful initiative, the DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity facilitates the convening and cultivation of synergies between external stakeholders in underserved communities and the Department’s offices to bring awareness to the current issues, address potential solutions moving forward, and to inform stakeholders of opportunities available.

Recent Activity

DOE Hosts Equity In Energy™ Hispanic Stakeholder Discussion
On Oct 8, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity hosted the Equity In Energy Hispanic Stakeholder Discussion in Washington, D.C.
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DOE Hosts Equity In Energy™ Tribal Stakeholder Discussion
On Aug 13, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity held “Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies to Reduce Disparities within the Energy Sector."
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DOE Hosts Equity In Energy™ Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Stakeholder Discussion
On Aug. 13,the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity hosted the Equity In Energy™ Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Stakeholder Discussion.
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DOE Hosts Equity In Energy™ African American Stakeholder Discussion
On July 15, 2019, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity hosted the Equity In Energy™ African American Stakeholder Discussion.
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Equity in Energy Visits the Pacific Northwest
On June 25th-26th, stakeholders in the energy community gathered in the Pacific Northwest for the Equity in Energy: Stakeholder & Lab Engagement.
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DOE Hosts Equity In Energy™ Hispanic Stakeholder Discussion
On June 18, Director Campos hosted an Equity in Energy™ Hispanic Stakeholder Discussion to solicit feedback and facilitate an increased open dialogue.
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Houston, We Have Equity in Energy
The inaugural Equity in Energy Engagement and 2020 Summit Planning Meeting and Reception in Houston, Texas.
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