An equitable transition to a clean energy future requires that the communities affected by industrial development and operations have the opportunity to participate in and influence the design and implementation of the energy systems that are intended to serve them.
As part of our climate equity strategy, HARC has joined the HyVelocity Gulf Coast Hydrogen Hub (HyVelocity), a collaborative of successful global energy partners working to advance clean hydrogen in the region. Through this U.S. Department of Energy-funded program, HARC will work with HyVelocity partners to engage communities in planning for benefits programs that meet their needs and bring investment and good jobs to fenceline and disadvantaged communities.
Climate equity involves ensuring the just distribution of the benefits of climate protection efforts and alleviating unequal burdens created by climate change. Our Community Benefits Hub framework aims to build capacity in disadvantaged communities; empower community representatives; and ensure accountability of benefits to communities.
The Clean Energy Hub, funded by the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), houses a variety of interactive tools, podcasts, webinars, guides, and case studies to help accelerate the adoption of distributed generation and energy efficiency projects in Texas.