How the Rich Can Escape America’s Unreliable Power Grid

Bloomberg: EcoBlock Energy team co-lead and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) research scientist Rich Brown discusses the future of microgrids and securing equitable access to clean energy in a Bloomberg Green feature piece published on February 18, 2021.

“Low income neighborhoods tend to have more pollution, and the capital required to go solar or buy a battery is just too high. […] There’s an equity issue. EcoBlock could be a model for how you could collectively take a neighborhood and make it more resilient, and do it cost effectively.”

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Meeting of the EcoBlocks

Members of the Oakland EcoBlock team met with Dan Hellmuth, the President and Director of Design for the Urban EcoBlock, to discuss their respective initiatives and explore future opportunities for collaboration.