EAN’s mission calls for meeting Vermont’s energy and climate commitments in ways that create a more just, thriving, and sustainable future for Vermonters. As part of our work to address the “just” component of our mission, EAN is engaging in inquiry related to energy equity in Vermont.
EAN and Equity
In June 2020, EAN staff conducted a review of equity definitions, frameworks, and practices used in our network and beyond. This resulted in a series of recommendations for how to use EAN’s strengths as a network to promote energy equity in Vermont. You can find key takeaways from that analysis by clicking on the link below.
EAN and Equity: an Initial Investigation
EAN 2020 Summer Research Internship
In the summer of 2020, EAN Senior Fellow and former board member Christine Donovan volunteered to lead an internship program at EAN. She supported two undergraduate interns who both conducted research into aspects of energy inequity in Vermont. Their research focused on: Inequities in Energy Burden and Fuel-Type Use by Income in VT; and Low-Income Barriers to Uptake of Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification in the Northeast Kingdom.
Recording of Final Presentation
Inequities in Energy Burden and Fuel-Type Use by Income in VT
by Jennah Slayton, Dartmouth ’21
Barriers to Low-Income Uptake of Energy Efficiency and Beneficial Electrification in the Northeast Kingdom
by Tara Santi, Middlebury ’20