The Digital Revolution: Electrification & Smart Communities The Benefits and the Barriers

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The paper is a follow-up to the National Urban League 2016 White Paper: “21st Century Innovations in Energy: An Equity Framework” and the 2018 State of Black America Report entitled: “Powering the Digital Revolution.” In the 2016 White Paper we put forward an NUL Energy Plan.  In the 2018 State of Black America submission we discussed (1) the promise of the digital age, (2) the potential offered by the growth of smart communities, and (3) the need for League involvement in order to harness the enormous economic promise of the digitization of America.

In this report, we take a deeper dive into Electrification and the important issues which must be addressed if African Americans are to harness the economic benefits of electrification.

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