Energy Infrastructure and Equity
We’d rather see clear skies than utility wires.
With natural disasters and extreme weather events growing worse each year thanks to climate change, creating a resilient power grid has never been more important. Overhead wires raise aesthetic concerns while also threatening our safety and the integrity of our natural and built environments. Undergrounding utility infrastructure can improve the safety and aesthetics of our landscapes and communities. However, marginalized communities often suffer from inequitable exposure to unsightly energy infrastructure and a lack of awareness and investment in alternative energy sources.
Undergrounding in Action
Hurricane Underscores Need for UndergroundingHurricane Ian delivered a punishing blow, yet communities with underground infrastructure recovered more quickly.
Undergrounding Support Included in Infrastructure ActThe legislation provides new funding for undergrounding programs.
California Senate Advances Undergrounding LegislationLawmakers moved forward on legislation requiring all future proposed electric and communications wires near state…
Hilton Head Completes Undergrounding ProjectThe town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, wrapped up a 17-year project to put overhead power lines underground.