For Immediate Release: August 2, 2016
On the First Anniversary of the Clean Power Plan, EPA Must Make Investing in Frontline Communities a Top Priority
Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) is a Start to Invest in Disadvantaged Communities and Boost the Green Economy
On the first anniversary of the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing in Chicago concerning its Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). Part of the Clean Power Plan, the CEIP is a program that helps states meet their Clean Power Plan goals while encouraging low-income access to clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.
Green For All Director Vien Truong released the following statement in regards to the August 3rd Clean Energy Incentive Program hearing:
"We applaud the EPA for hosting conversations on the Clean Power Plan and to hear from community members ways to improve the Clean Energy Incentive Program. Programs like the CEIP will invest in communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis. The CEIP can help reduce pollution in heavily burdened communities by limiting investments to projects that need the incentives to be deployed.
The Environmental Protection Agency should ensure that CEIP investments create a net positive environmental and economic benefit low income communities and communities of color. By ensuring that the Clean Power Plan and the CEIP both prioritizes disadvantaged communities and accounts for the impacts of the program to communities as a whole, we can begin creating a sustainable, green future for all.”