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Enabling an equitable energy transition through inclusive research

Comprehensive and meaningful inclusion of marginalized communities within the research enterprise will be critical to ensuring an equitable, technology-informed, clean energy transition. We provide five key action items for government agencies and philanthropic institutions to operationalize the commitment to an equitable energy transition.

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The authors thank the Energy Transition Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for hosting the workshop series that gave rise to this Comment. We also thank the following individual contributors to the workshop: Dr. Karen Whelan-Berry (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Adaora Okoro (Edison International), Morgan Scott (Energy Policy Research Institute), and Gabriel Chan (University of Minnesota Twin Cities). The authors acknowledge funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation Award #2027097 (DV, EB, MT).

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Ravikumar, A.P., Baker, E., Bates, A. et al. Enabling an equitable energy transition through inclusive research. Nat Energy 8, 1–4 (2023).

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