Local and state governments across the country are interested in offering assistance to those that are adversely affected by the energy transition, including those that have suffered job losses, cannot access employment opportunities or new technologies, or cannot pay their rising energy bills.
Common questions that we hear are:
- “What programs exist that focus on such ‘just transition’ issues?”
- “Where are they located?”
- “What motivated their adoption?”
- “What are the lessons learned?”
Besides addressing this question in our research, we also study what factors lead local governments to offer programs focused on energy justice and a just transition.