Thursday, January 20, 2022

EPA Invites Proposals On Research Into Drivers & Environmental Impacts Of Energy Transitions In Underserved Communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is
inviting proposals for research into the drivers and environmental impacts of energy transitions in underserved communities.  The deadline for proposals is April 28.

This request for proposals seeks research that addresses the following research areas:

1. Understanding how air quality, the environment, and public health in underserved communities might be improved through the transformations of the energy sector (e.g., wide-spread adoption of renewable energy sources and energy efficient technologies, electrification of transportation services and household energy use) while minimizing potential negative impacts;

2. Identifying approaches or strategies to ensure that energy transitions provide air quality benefits and reduce environmental risks while meeting the energy and mobility needs of underserved communities;

3. Understanding how socioeconomic, cultural, behavioral, institutional, and systems factors drive individual and household decisions regarding the adoption of renewable energy sources, energy-efficient technologies and building modifications, and new transportation modes in underserved communities;

4. Understanding how socioeconomic, organizational, and institutional factors affect decisions at the organizational, governmental, and community levels regarding the adoption and diffusion of renewable energy sources, energy-efficient technologies, building modifications, and new transportation modes in underserved communities; and,

5. Identifying and evaluating potential multi-pollutant and/or multi-sectoral approaches to achieve climate, air quality, and other environmental goals while maximizing potential positive impacts as well as minimizing potential negative impacts to underserved communities arising from large-scale energy systems transformation.

Feb. 10 Webinar

EPA will host a February 10 webinar for those interested in submitting a proposal from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Click Here to register.

Click Here for the entire EPA Request for Proposals.

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[Posted: January 20, 2022] 
PA Environment Digest

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