For far too long, communities of color and low-income communities have borne the brunt of pollution to the air, water, and soil they rely on to live and raise their families. The clean energy revolution must lift up these communities that have been left behind, and make sure those who have suffered the most are the first to benefit.

DOE’s Role

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DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity will lead this effort through a new role committed to  implementing President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative —a plan to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of climate investments to disadvantaged communities and inform equitable research, development, and deployment  within the DOE.



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