Energy Source Placement and Racial Equity
“Why does energy source placement have to take into account racial equity?”
Energy is the lifeblood of modern society. From the servers that power our internet to the refrigerators that keep our food fresh, so much of our critical infrastructure relies on energy. However, historically most of this energy has come from pollutive sources, which were frequently sited in or near systematically disempowered racial minority communities. This only exacerbates racialized oppression, and as a result, Energy Source Placement and Racial Equity must be thought of together.
And don’t forget, #BlackLivesMatter