What neighborhoods and towns will see this investment?
A green electric grid will require investment in the whole region, bringing thousands of jobs, local energy resilience, and cleaner air for all of us.
However, without good planning, that investment is likely to come to wealthier areas first, and solar jobs are already disproportionately held by white men. This solar divide unconscionably worsens rather than addresses economic and racial injustice.
Deliberate, large-scale investment in neighborhoods and towns with high-unemployment could help correct the historic inequity and ensure that the benefits of clean electricity come to those who are overburdened by pollution and economic inequality. PECO must lead the way.