Clean Power Plan Resources for Communities
This web page provides resources to help inform overburdened communities about the final Clean Power Plan and the proposed Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or Before January 8, 2014; Model Trading Rules (this rulemaking will be henceforth referred to as the proposed federal plan). Additionally, this website provides resources that the EPA is making available to help communities engage with their states as they implement their plans and to assist communities in engaging with the EPA throughout the comment period for the proposed federal plan.
The Clean Power Plan will provide broad benefits to communities across the nation, as its purpose is to reduce greenhouse gases, the most significant driver of climate change. While addressing climate change will provide broad benefits, it is particularly beneficial to low-income communities of color that are already overburdened with pollution and that are more likely to be disproportionately affected by, and less resilient to, the impacts of climate change.
The electricity sector is, and will continue to be, investing more in renewable energy and energy efficiency. It is important to ensure that all communities share in these benefits.
- EJ Screening Report for the Clean Power Plan (Proximity Analysis)
- EJ Screening Report for the Proposed Federal Plan (Proximity Analysis)
Webinars and Training
- - October 2016
- Clean Energy Incentive Program Outreach - June and July 2016
- EPA Round-Table Discussion for EJ Communities on the Benefits of Addressing Climate Change - Aug 2, 2016.
- Federal Plan and Model Rule Outreach
- EPA Webinar Series for Communities
- Past webinars/trainings
Federal Resources on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Low-Income Communities
- DOE site:
- Administration Announces New Initiative to Increase Solar Access for All Americans, including the Administration goal of installing 300 megawatts of renewable energy in federally subsidized housing.
- National Community Solar Partnership
- Department of Energy: Weatherization Assistance Program
- Health and Human Service: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
- Department of Agriculture:
- Housing and Urban Development:
- Treasury: New Markets Tax Credit Program
- Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (PDF) (3 pp, 89 K, About PDF)
- Job Training:
- Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar (DISTANCE-Solar) (DOE)
- Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED)
- Dept. of Labor:
- EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grant program
- EPA's Facts Sheets on the Clean Power Plan and Climate Change:
- EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Resources for Communities
- African Americans
- Hispanic & Latino Communities
- Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
- Tribes and Indigenous People
- Public Health
- Children's Health
- Older Americans
- Faith Communities
- Outdoor Recreation
- Other resources