The NAACP has released a new report that evaluates energy policy in all 50 states from a civil rights perspective. “Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs,” is an analysis of each state’s energy sector policies based on environmental and economic impacts.
NAACP environmental and climate justice director, Jacqueline Patterson, commented about the report’s expectations:
The ‘Just Energy Policies’ report lays out a vision, supported by practical data, for a transition from harmful energy production processes in our communities to an energy efficient and clean energy policy landscape that reduces pollution and creates new jobs.
The report assesses states on five different criteria: Renewable Portfolio Standards, Energy Efficiency Resource Standards, Net Metering Standards, Local Hire Provisions, and Minority Business Enterprise Provisions. Additionally, the report lays out the potential for each state to become a leader in clean energy.
It discovered that Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York rank as the states with the best energy policies, while Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee are ranked at the bottom.
Our January 28th monthly membership meeting will be held at Windsor Park Library, located at 5833 Westminster Dr. Austin , Tx 78723.
The meeting will begin at 6:00pm and go into Executive session from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.
Our February meeting will be held on February 25th at 6:00pm and go into Executive session from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. The location is 6633 U.S. 290 Frontage Rd. Austin, Texas ( African American men and boys conference) the main contact is Michael Lofton.
Our March meeting will be held on March 25, 2014 at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, located at 1156 Hargrave, Austin, Texas. This meeting will feature the president's appreciation and celebration fundraiser and begin at 6:00pm and adjourn at around 8:00pm.
Our April meeting will be held on April 22nd at Huston Tillotson University, located at 900 Chicon Street, Austin, Texas. The meeting will convene at 6:00pm and enter Executive session from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.
Our May meeting will be held on May 27, 2014 at the Austin Community College Highland Business Center located at 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, Texas. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm and enter Executive session from 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Our June meeting will be held on June 24th at the United Way for Greater Austin, located at 2000 East Martin Luther King. The meeting will convene at 6:00pm and enter Executive session from 7:00pm to 7:30pm
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