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Get Involved in Your Community

States and cities across the country are engaging gas and electric utilities in meeting climate and equity goals as well as improving air quality and increasing energy affordability and justice. From advocacy to providing testimony in utility rate cases, there are many ways to be involved.

If you are interested in learning more or becoming involved in your community’s energy future, please fill out the interest form.

Become a Certified Energy Justice Intervenor

Certified Energy Justice Intervenors will be prepared to testify in utility regulatory and other proceedings to advance the cause of energy justice.

When community members’ experiences are included in the technical proceedings where decisions are made about their energy sources and costs, it will help speed the transition to a clean and healthy energy future.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Energy Justice Intervenor, please contact: communityvoices@edf.org or fill out an interest form.

What is a Certified Energy Justice Intervenor?

Energy is among the largest sources of man-made climate pollution in the world. The transition to a clean energy future needs to proceed urgently, at a massive scale, to make a difference against climate change.

Yet frontline communities have been systematically excluded from regulatory and legal decision-making spaces that directly impact their quality of life. Disparities are perpetuated when community members don’t have a seat at the table when energy decisions are being made.

With the goal of giving community members a voice in their energy future, Environmental Defense Fund developed the Energy Justice Intervenor certification program to train community members to provide official, legally admissible expert testimony in public utility legal proceedings. Hundreds of millions of dollars in energy system investments hang in the balance.

Trainings

In order to earn certification as an Energy Justice Intervenor, community members must participate in six trainings, and either prepare and provide expert testimony in an actual utility regulatory proceeding or demonstrate that they would be prepared to do so. Environmental Defense Fund developed these rigorous training curriculums with partners. The six training topics are:

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