OFFICE OF ECONOMIC IMPACT AND DIVERSITY BLOG
In case you missed it, in late October 2023 the newly name U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Justice and Equity hosted Justice Week 2023. The hybrid event packed in expert speakers, panel discussions, group conversations, and...Learn More
November 14, 2023: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held its 2023 Native American Heritage Month event to celebrate Native and Indigenous peoples, past and present. For over 33 years, during the month of November, DOE has honored...Learn More
Household energy insecurity impacts millions of U.S. households every year. Energy insecurity, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, includes three conditions: (1) a difficulty paying energy bills (2) reduced or forewent...Learn More
On June 27, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) hosted its 2023 Pride Month Celebration, honoring the many contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community within DOE and beyond.Learn More
The southern coasts of Texas and Louisiana are hot and sticky. It’s physically uncomfortable to stand under the blistering sun for hours on end. It becomes even more so when the topic of conversation is about the generation of intentional failures that...Learn More
On May 23, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) and Energy Asian American Pacific Islander Network (AAPIN) Employee Resource Group hosted its...Learn More
Energy Justice to the People Roadshow: ED Leads DOE Delegation to Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi
The Rio Grande Valley is a place like no other. It’s composed of large stretches of green fields recently planted by the people of the valley and nurtured by the nearby river. Fields, towns, roads, a border, and aguas frescas stands follow the...Learn More
In celebration of the many contributions and achievements of women in the energy sector and beyond, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) hosted its 2023 Women’s History Month (WHM) Observance Ceremony on...Learn More
DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity Changes Its Name to Office of Energy Justice and Equity
October 31, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proud to announce a significant milestone in its journey toward achieving a just and equitable energy economy. Effective immediately, DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity is changing its name to...
Biden-Harris Administration Opens Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program for Clean Energy Projects Benefitting Underserved Communities
October 19, 2023
As Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, Organizations Serving Low-Income and Tribal Communities Can Now Apply to Receive a Historic Tax Credit Boost for Solar and Wind Projects That Provide Local Benefits
October 17, 2023
Funding Supports Community-led Development of Renewable Energy Systems Promoting Energy Resilience in Vulnerable Communities
EL DEPARTAMENTO DE ENERGÍA DE EE. UU. OTORGA CASI $1 MILLÓN PARA FORTALECER LA RESILENCIA ENERGÉTICA COMUNITARIA DE PUERTO RICO
October 17, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. - La Oficina de Impacto Económico y Diversidad (ED) del Departamento de Energía de los EE. UU. (DOE por sus siglas en inglés), anunció hoy un acuerdo de cooperación por un total de $992,000 dólares con...
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Up To $1.2 Billion For Nation’s First Direct Air Capture Demonstrations in Texas and Louisiana
August 11, 2023
President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Will Fund Projects to Kickstart Critical New Industry, Remove Historic Climate-Harming Carbon Emissions Out of the Air, and Create 4,800 Good-Paying Jobs
Biden-Harris Administration Invests $251 Million to Expand Infrastructure to Support CO2 Transport and Storage
May 17, 2023
President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports Projects Across Seven States That Will Slash CO2 Emissions, Build High-Quality Jobs, and Deliver Cleaner Air
DOE Awards $6.3 Million to Black Owners of Solar Services (BOSS) to Advance Equity in Clean Energy Business and Workforce Development
February 23, 2023
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) today awarded a grant totaling approximately $6.3 million to Black Owners of Solar Services (BOSS). The cooperative agreement establishes a regional...
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Investments to Support America’s Energy and Industrial Communities
February 13, 2023
The President’s Actions Will Spur American-Made Clean Energy Investments in Low-Income and Underserved Communities, Bolster Domestic Supply Chains, Help Reshore American Jobs
September 1, 2022
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released its first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan to underscore the Department’s commitment to creating a workplace that celebrates Americans of all backgrounds.
July 25, 2022
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced 146 programs that support President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative.