“Working Definition” of Energy Justice:
- Everyone can access enough safe fuels and energy services to meet their basic needs.
- All share equally in external costs and burdens of producing energy.
- No one bears a disproportionate burden of environmental harms and risks.
- Energy services and supply industries contribute to lasting economic development in communities where they work and locate facilities; workforce is inclusive, diverse and represents communities in which industry works .
- In other words, the benefits and costs or burdens of energy development and distribution are fairly shared.
Taking Action to Implement and Further Energy Justice - Survey:
- How to improve on the working definition of Energy Justice?
- Are organizations working on the components of Energy Justice?
- What are the best policies or practices to implement or further Energy Justice?
- What organizational tools would help you identify Energy Justice issues and advance Energy Justice goals?
- Are you/your organization actively engaged in work with disadvantaged people or communities on specific Energy Justice issues?
- Is there intrinsic tension between energy affordability and environmental goals?