NO ENERGY JUSTICE.
MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER is a campaign working to address energy justice issues, advocating for increased access to affordable, clean energy, and activating and educating the community to create a clean energy future.
A growing coalition of organizations, including the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Memphis NAACP Branch, are working together to empower communities and advocate for clean energy solutions to real world problems.
MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER builds, in part, off of the JUST ENERGY MEMPHIS campaign, led by the Memphis NAACP Branch and SACE. Just Energy Memphis successfully advocated for a redesign of MLGW’s Share the Pennies program that will increase funding for weatherization grants for lower-income communities by 300% and also pushed TVA to invest $1 million towards home energy improvement projects in Memphis. But these programs are still not enough to meet the overwhelming need of many families to reduce unnecessarily high utility bills. That is why we are continuing our fight for energy justice and reminding communities that MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER!
ADVOCACY + EDUCATION
MEMPHIS HAS THE POWER is focused initially on working with communities to create well designed & adequately funded energy efficiency programs that will result in a significant reduction in overall energy bills. Understanding the health & economic benefits of solar resources, the campaign is also working to open up the solar market so that all communities can access these benefits. The campaign is also working with state wide partners around voter registration outreach, helping to empower communities to use their voices & votes to push for change.
The project also aims to provide residents with educational materials regarding energy burdens, home energy assessments, do-it-yourself energy conservation projects, and information about available energy assistance programs.