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Bringing Federal Policy to Local Communities


Department of Energy leaders and voices from philanthropy and energy innovation explore how to effectively channel federal funds to the communities that need them. There are challenges but also an incredible opportunity to speed a just transition in the US.


  • Sonia Aggarwal, CEO of Energy Innovation
  • Shalanda Baker, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and Secretarial Advisor on Equity, Department of Energy
  • Donnel Baird, Founder & CEO of Blocpower and Trustee, The Climate Reality Project
  • Aimee Witteman, Philanthropy Advisor; former Deputy Asst. Sec. for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Energy