WASHINGTON, DC | April 10, 2015 — The Energy Equity Alliance (EEA) supports the President’s commitment to address climate change and create jobs by “spurring the deployment of clean sources of energy,” as described in the April 3, 2015, White House press release, “FACT SHEET: Administration Announces Actions To Drive Growth In Solar Energy And Train Workers For Clean-Energy Jobs.”

As an organization focused on energy policies affecting low-income and minority consumers, EEA stands beside the President and applauds his efforts as he provides direction to invest in energy research and innovation.

The actions and goals discussed in the release should not only help create jobs for many of those who are struggling to pay their monthly energy bills, but will help reduce our carbon footprint.

Along with the press release, the President’s scheduled announcement from Hill Air Force Base should reiterate his goal to educate and train over 75,000 workers in the solar industry, with a strong focus on preparing veterans for careers as installers, system inspectors, and other jobs in solar.

As EEA continues its efforts to ensure that energy efficiency programs are non-discriminatory and equitable, we share in the President’s vision of a more energy efficient America, and envision practical and fair policies that aid in his energy-focused goals.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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