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U.S. Department of Energy's Equity Action Plan   [open pdf - 336KB]

From the Executive Summary: "The Department of Energy (hereinafter DOE or the Department) is responsible for ensuring the Nation's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. [...] Executive Order (EO) 13985, 'Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government', provides an opportunity for the Department to examine its internal processes and programs to ensure that the agency eliminates barriers to access; transform programs and policies to open even broader pathways for underrepresented groups to access DOE resources; and stand up new programs to better serve communities. EO 13985 provides an opportunity for the Department to continually strive for equity across its mission areas. Moreover, these actions and ongoing efforts will position DOE as a critical partner within an all-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis. EO 13985--focused on equity within the Department's functions and programs--dovetails with the Department's efforts to ensure that 40% of the benefits of its clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate programs flow to underserved communities (the Justice40 Initiative) and provides the blueprint for delivering on the historic Justice40 Initiative."

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2022-04-13?
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Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/
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