19 May '18, 12pm

Energy Has a Diversity Problem. We’re Calling on the Solar Industry to Fix It. https://t.co/TY9oXiCkay

As women of color who are leaders in the NAACP and Vote Solar, we represent national nonprofits that operate independent of the industry, yet work closely with industry partners in our advocacy toward the same end goal: a future in which solar shines for everyone. We're deeply invested in the solar industry’s success and to the principle that diversity is key to that success. The current energy system does not promote equitable access to employment, revenue, and other economic opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the oil and gas extraction industry is 90 percent white, while the utility industry is 85 percent white. And you don’t have to dig deep into the data to see that, like these other energy industries, white men currently dominate the solar industry. For the sake of our energy, environmental and climate justice future, the picture must include ...

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