We invite you to join on Thursday November 15th to learn, connect, and be a part of this powerful opportunity to act for energy justice in our city.
Community Power will be co-hosting a public forum with City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins (who represents Ward 8 in Minneapolis). We will share ideas about equity, affordability, the future of our energy systems and most of all, the exciting work going on at these intersections of these three topics such as inclusive financing.
The Energy & Equity forum will be held 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on November 15 at Bethel Lutheran Church 4120 17th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407
Gratefully organized by our coalition partners in the EcoFaith network
As we work to see our values heard and implemented, we need some community leaders (i.e. YOU!) to get involved in the process and build political will! This very local level is where we can have a significant impact on issues we care about as community leaders.
Please let us know if you can make it: https://goo.gl/forms/4GE1QPU9SziAy6oK2
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Top among these intersections of Equity, Access, Energy & Affordability would be City leaders building public pressure on our energy utilities to make “inclusive financing” an available option for their customers. By eliminating the usual up-front cost barrier and credit score requirements, Inclusive Financing will help make dollar-saving energy efficiency improvements & renewable energy projects more accessible to a far greater number of residents and businesses... all of which are necessary for Minneapolis to meet our climate and 100% renewable energy goals on time. And it has been gaining traction in Minneapolis this year.
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To supplement inclusive financing, we can also help define and advance a future energy efficiency community engagement pilot project that will focus on empowering low-income & energy cost-burdened residents in particular. We also have an opportunity to develop renter protection policies as energy efficiency investments roll out so that tenants are not faced with increased rent for improvements they haven’t paid for. In addition, the City is also working on an energy disclosure policy will help get the data needed to make wise investments.
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4120 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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