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Nearly a century after the construction of the arsenal of democracy helped drive the U.S. from the depths of the Great Depression, as we find ourselves amid a pandemic and economic crisis, the prospect of a clean-energy economy puts us at the cusp of a bright new industrial age. It’s one that can reshape our grid, our businesses, and our lives, generating millions of reliable, well-paying jobs to build a cleaner, safer, more resilient, and more energy-secure America.
But we can only truly achieve this future, and overcome the obstacles and deep-pocketed opponents that still stand in our way, if we are inclusive of all. That means intentionally including communities of color in the rebuilding of our clean-energy economy.