Energy Justice: Increasing Access for All

This session will be held virtually on Wednesday June 29th 2022, at Noon


In this session, panelists will present an introduction to the concept of Energy Justice and discuss how clean energy access inequities typically manifest themselves in Massachusetts communities. Representatives from MassCEC and Mass Save will talk about several funding opportunities for municipalities to pursue energy justice initiatives. Panelists will answer questions from the audience.

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Ruth Georges

Ruth Georges was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, and moved to the United States in 1990. She attended the University of South Florida and double majored in Interdisciplinary Social Science with a concentration in Africana Studies & Psychology and a second degree in Women & Gender Studies. In 2015, Ruth attained a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Leadership & Public Policy from the Center of Women in Politics & Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Suffolk University.


Ruth previously served as a Neighborhood and Ethnic Liaison to Mayor Walsh, and as Manager of Engagement & Outreach for the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment for the City of Boston. Currently, Ruth is the Supervisors of Equity, Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development for Eversource Energy and in her role, she utilizes her Chief Diversity Executive Certification to administer procedural, distributional, and structural equity to expand access to energy efficiency programs and the workforce.

Gabe Shapiro

All in Energy

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Lisa Dobbs

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center