Understanding the dimensions of the problem

The energy transition is generating disproportionate job losses in industries connected to fossil fuels as well as economic impacts on communities that host legacy industry economic activity. The energy transition also introduces, and at times exacerbates, other disparities as well, such as energy insecurity, when energy costs rise or only certain demographic groups benefit from more efficient and cleaner energy technologies that accompany the transition. Our team has characterized and synthesized such issues and seeks to open the dialog among scholars, practitioners, and policymakers about the many equity and justice dimensions of the energy transition. We have also sought to understand what conditions those on the frontlines of the transition are facing.

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