This brief summarizes some of the major points of discussion from our May 2022 conference, “Advancing Energy Justice: Tools for Justice40 and Equitable Deep Decarbonization.” The event brought together federal agency staff working to implement Justice40 with researchers to discuss how academic research can be more responsive to communities’ needs. Speakers and attendees worked to identify implementation challenges and opportunities for Justice40 and other energy justice initiatives. The goal was to enable researchers to develop methods, interdisciplinary connections, and frameworks that can help make deep decarbonization efforts more consistent with the tenets of energy justice.
The goal of the event was to highlight different perspectives, and not necessarily to seek agreement on particular policy, economic, or legal issues. Accordingly, this brief merely summarizes the varied views expressed by conference participants and is not intended to be a consensus or recommendation document.