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Energy Equity and Justice

Energy justice is defined as the goal of achieving equity in both the social and economic participation in the energy system, while also remediating social, economic, and health burdens on those historically harmed by the energy system. Energy justice has recently become a priority for state and federal decision makers as the energy sector transitions from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy resources. NARUC supports state efforts to advance energy justice efforts through initiatives in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the National Governors Association (NGA), and others.