Community Engagement

ECC to Launch E-Contractor Academy Serving Cleveland & Cuyahoga County

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ECC and Emerald Cities Cleveland proudly announce the launch of the E-Contractor Academy in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which will train minority, women, veteran and small contractors to compete for energy efficiency … Read More

At ‘IceBreaker’ Open House, Hundreds Express Interest in Participating in Supply Chain for LEEDCo’s Lake Erie Offshore Wind Project

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Nearly 300 representatives of small, minority, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses, as well as government, nonprofits, unions and larger companies, attended a December 8 event in Cleveland to express interes… Read More

EC Los Angeles Director Honored by Local NAMC Chapter

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At its 17th Annual Awards Dinner, the Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) honored EC Los Angeles Director Veronica Soto with its 2016 Minority Business Advocate … Read More

Congratulations, Urban League of Greater Cleveland, on 100 Years of Economic Inclusion – and New Small Business Loan Program!

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ECC and EC Cleveland congratulate the Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC) – a member of the EC Cleveland Local Council – and its President Marsha Mockabee on the organization’s centennial y… Read More

YouthBuild LA Grads on the Job at USC Village Construction Project

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YouthBuild Los Angeles graduate Marco Sanchez Vasquez, 27, now a second-stage apprentice bricklayer, is one of three recent graduates of YouthBuild Los Angeles who have been placed into good union jobs with the U… Read More

‘Solar in Your Community’ Challenge Aims to Bring Affordable Solar Electricity to Low- and Moderate-income Households

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative has announced the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a new prize competition to improve solar electricity access for underserved communities. Offering $5 m… Read More

EC Seattle, NW SEED Awarded $60,000 Grant To Pursue Equitable Access to Solar Energy

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EC Seattle and Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (NW SEED) have partnered to win a $60,000 grant to craft and pursue local policies bridging what they call a stark “green divide” i… Read More

EPA Releases Proposed Rules on Clean Energy Incentive Program, Despite High Court Stay of Clean Power Plan

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed rules for the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) Clean Energy Incentive Program  (CEIP), despite the Supreme Court’s stay of the CPP itself.… Read More

Read Transcripts of ECC’s Four Twitter Chats Exploring Climate and Equity

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Starting in February, ECC Partnered with MIT CoLab in hosting a series of four monthly Twitter chats around the broad topic of equity, economy and climate resilience.  Transcripts are now available on the … Read More

You’re Invited! Please join ECC’s March 29 Twitter Chat on Anchor Institutions & Resilience

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Series on Equity, Economy & Climate Resilience Continues in April & May We welcome you to participate in ECC’s March 29 Twitter chat on the role of anchor institutions in strengthening the physical… Read More

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