Disadvantaged communities in many parts of the U.S. are bearing the brunt of clean energy supply chain blockages that range from materials to labor, according to environmental justice advocates and utility officials.
In marginalized communities, it is “substituting one kind of delay for another,” said Shelley Robbins, project director for the Clean Energy Group, based in Vermont. “If you can’t get something, the price goes up.”
Historically, renewable energy and electrification projects in underserved communities have been “way too expensive,” she said in a recent phone interview.
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Source: Utility Dive
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