Access & Equity
The energy transition that is already underway will bring our energy landscapes into a cleaner and more reliable future. But that future must equally lift up minority and low-income communities and ensure energy access to everyone, both in the U.S. and abroad.
One-third of the world’s population lacks access to clean cooking and approximately 733 million people have no access to electricity. A global transition to sustainable energy cannot be achieved unless women are equally included as leaders, partners, and beneficiaries.
Bikeshare systems are historically thought to be used predominantly by white, middle-class populations. This digest looks at bikeshare use patterns during the Covid-19 pandemic and finds substantially increased use among more diverse populations, signaling new opportunities for equity-oriented bikeshare policy in the future.