NEMWI Releases Research Brief on Social Equity and Environmental Justice

A new NEMWI research brief titled “Social Equity and Environmental Justice” continues NEMWI’s series analyzing the Congressional Action Plan released last month by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.  The new research brief is the fourth in NEMWI’s ongoing series, “Could Renewable Energy be a Key Driver for Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Shutdown?”  

Authored by Research Intern for Energy Policy Cotter McCarthy, the new research brief analyzes the Congressional Action Plan’s commitment to achieving environmental justice. He suggests that efforts to improve energy efficiency in old housing units occupied by elderly and low-income people are particularly important for the Northeast Midwest region, where old, historic buildings and homes are concentrated.  

The new research brief “Social Equity and Environmental Justice” can be found here.