University of Wisconsin–Madison

A Short Guide to Setting Up a City-Scale Retrofit Program

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Public Spaces
The seemingly insurmountable problems of climate change, poverty, and a nation dependent on dirty or foreign sources of energy are among the most serious challenges facing our country. But like all challenges, these present an opportunity-the opportunity to address all three problems at once-by building a domestic energy economy based on efficiency and renewable energy and focusing the job creation and training efforts that accompany such an economy on low-income communities. As Green For All founder Van Jones says, "we can beat pollution and poverty at the same time."

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