A recent webinar hosted by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Clean Energy Business Network explored strategies to strengthen diversity and inclusivity in the clean energy economy. In addition, the webinar discussed a case study with respect to the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Solar Prize, a $4.6M prize competition to help innovators rapidly develop new solar technology and software solutions. This year’s prize competition particularly seeks to recruit a diverse pool of applicants, and a subset of the prize focuses on software solutions to help promote greater justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in solar access. Watch the webinar recording below.
- Evelyn Butler, VP of Technical Services, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
- Gilbert Campbell, CEO, Volt Energy
- Nicole Steele, Senior Advisor, Energy Justice and Workforce, Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Alexandra (Andie) Wyatt, Policy Director and Counsel, GRID Alternatives
This is the latest installment of Powering Forward, a webinar series from BCSE & CEBN that examines developments across the clean energy economy in the U.S. This series acknowledges unique impacts facing clean energy industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vital role of our sectors in our future economic recovery. Each episode is produced collaboratively with partners working to advance clean energy, demonstrating that together, we can power forward through this crisis to emerge as a stronger, more resilient America.
Powering Forward is made possible with support from Natixis Investment Managers, pioneer of the first ESG-driven 401(k) target date mutual funds.