On Friday, April 23rd, Erica Mackie, GRID CEO, attended President Biden's Leaders Summit on Climate. Erica joined US and world dignitaries and community leaders to talk about the economic opportunities of climate action and job creation. This Summit is an example of how critical GRID's policy work is. We work to bring our message and experience directly to lawmakers and policy decision-makers to move the needle on equitable clean energy access for economic and environmental justice communities.
Welcome to this month’s GRID Mid-Atlantic Policy Roundup, keeping you up-to-date on renewable energy policy that promotes equity and racial justice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and nationally.
Legislators across our region and on Capitol Hill are considering a vast array of proposals that would affect GRID Mid-Atlantic’s work, and the communities that we work with. GRID Mid-Atlantic and our allies are weighing in to urge that new policies are driven by equity and inclusion, and to ensure that tangible benefits of clean energy are truly accessible to all.
At GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, our work centers on the knowledge that climate action, environmental justice, and economic development go hand-in-hand. GRID Mid-Atlantic is thrilled that the new Biden Administration is putting this recognition into action with a series of strong Executive Orders issued during its first week in office. We look forward to working with policymakers as they implement and build on them.
The 2020 election isn’t coming November 3—it’s already here. And it’s not over until the last vote is counted.
Our policy team is pushing for a more just, equitable future powered by renewable energy. Read our summer update.
It's been a quiet month on the policy front in DC, but there's been more than enough to make up for it in Virginia and Maryland, where state legislative sessions are in full swing.
The 2020s are the Solar+ Decade! To achieve these goals, our policy team is working to achieve equitable clean energy policies and programs across the country.
The Inland Empire branch of GRID Alternatives was established in 2011, but received its affiliation in August 2018.