We present examples of energy inequity, in both the current system and in potential net zero systems, and lay out some research needs in order to center equity in the study of net zero energy systems.
•Our current energy systems are inequitable across several dimensions.
•We must recognize and address barriers to a just and equitable net zero energy system.
•We highlight inequities in energy burden and energy insecurity; health consequences of the energy system; and decision making power.
•There is a need to define, quantify, and explicitly model equity outcomes in net zero systems.
•There is a need to better understand the equity impact of existing policies and programs.
•Energy systems researchers must include voices from marginalized communities.
Journal or Book Title
Energy and Climate Change