Energy Justice Transformation after Crisis: Lessons from Puerto Rico for the Mainland United States is a comparative community-engaged project that will examine the power dynamics that surround disruptions, recovery, and the related implications for equitable energy transformation in Puerto Rico, West Virginia, and Massachusetts. The research team will work with community partners to ensure that marginalized voices that are often left out of discussions of energy transformation are elevated. The project will highlight how energy investments are being deployed on the ground and how these investments align with the priorities of the communities themselves. The project will also explore if and how commitments to energy justice are realized among impacted communities and identify barriers to energy equity in these three diverse regions.
Collaborators and Funders
- Laura Kuhl, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and International Affairs
- Jamie Shinn, West Virginia University
- Marla Perez Lugo, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
- GreenRoots, Inc
- West Virginia Rivers
- Impacto Juventud