Energy Exchange remains one of the best opportunities for agencies to ensure their workforce understands leadership direction, priorities, goals, and strategies. It’s also a unique opportunity to fulfill training mandates in alignment with legislative and administration workforce development objectives. The event provides a place to network with energy and water professionals leading to development and implementation solutions that can make the federal government a leader in the transition to a clean energy economy.
Sustainable Pittsburgh’s executive director, Joylette Portlock, Ph.D., along with other esteemed speakers will outline the critical role the federal government can play in making the American energy economy more equitable and climate-resilient.
The Energy Exchange Paves the Way to Environmental Justice!
For decades, low-income and disadvantaged communities have carried more than their fair share of energy costs. Crumbling infrastructures, contaminated water, excess pollution, and higher energy prices are all exaggerated in these communities. In his first week in office, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008 establishing a goal that 40% of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities. It’s called the Justice40 Initiative. Learn more by visiting https://www.whitehouse.gov/environmentaljustice/justice40/
Energy Exchange, hosted by the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), represents the largest agency-driven training event and tradeshow for the for the federal energy and water management community. Energy Exchange brings experts together from federal, state and local governments, utilities, and the private sector to identify new and emerging technologies and leverage lessons learned to combat the climate crisis. This year’s event is being hosted in Pittsburgh, PA from March 26-28, 2024. Check out our website for more information: https://www.energy-exchange.com/
How Energy Exchange is Helping
As our nation pivots to clean energy and a sustainable environment, we have a unique opportunity to ensure that disadvantaged communities receive the benefits of new and existing Federal investments in these areas.
In support of the Justice40 Initiative, Energy Exchange is offering no cost registrations to select qualifying applicantsto help ensure the benefits of federal energy and water management training, networking, and trade show attendance support individuals from or who work with disadvantaged communities. Visit this interactive map to view identified disadvantaged communities to see if you may qualify for this opportunity: https://screeningtool.geoplatform.gov/en/#3/33.47/-97.5
If your organization is located in or works directly with disadvantaged communities, visit https://www.energy-exchange.com/justice40/ for more information and to apply for the Justice40 Initiative rate. By filling the energy and water management community with well-trained experts from disadvantaged communities, we’ll help ensure more clean energy jobs and greater environmental justice for all.