The Justice40 Initiative supports the federal goal that at least 40% of the benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities. For the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the potential investment benefits are wide ranging, including but not limited to access to clean energy, cleaner transportation, cleaner air, and access to training for clean energy jobs.
For those planning projects with an energy and environmental justice (EEJ) component, identifying disadvantaged communities and working with them on the intended project’s outcomes is critical. With so many mapping tools available, deciding which to use for what purpose can be confusing. Some mapping tools simply identify which areas are disadvantaged according to certain datasets, while others have more features, such as the ability to identify underserved communities with particular characteristics or run project suitability analyses.
This webinar will provide overviews of the following mapping tools:
• DOE’s Energy Justice Mapping Tool - Disadvantaged Communities Reporter (https://energyjustice.egs.anl.gov/)
• Electric Vehicle Charging Justice40 Map for DOT’s National Electric Vehicle Formula Program (https://www.anl.gov/esia/electric-vehicle-charging-equity-considerations)
• DOE Office of Electricity’s Energy Zones Mapping Tool (EZMT) (https://ezmt.anl.gov/)
The webinar will also provide information on some additional mapping tools and include time for questions.