Derrick Z. Jackson

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Derrick Z. Jackson is a UCS Fellow in climate and energy and the Center for Science and Democracy. He is an award-winning journalist and co-author and photographer of Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock, published by Yale University Press (2015). See Derrick's full bio.

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“You Need to Move Beyond Surviving to Thriving”: A Conversation with Mustafa Ali

Before he resigned in March as assistant associate administrator for environmental justice at the Environmental Protection Agency, Mustafa Ali was not a household name. He received virtually no national press during his 24 years of holding the White House and 17 federal agencies accountable for embedding environmental justice into policy making. Under a 1994 executive order issued by President Clinton, every agency was supposed to identify and address “disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs on people of color and low-income communities. Read more >

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Affordable Solar Power is Coming to Low-Income Minority Neighborhoods

In the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Broadway Heights in San Diego, nearly half of the 192 homes have rooftop solar panels. Neighbor after neighbor talks about what they could now afford. They were paying $200 and $300 a month in electric bills. Now they’re paying zero to $50. Read more >

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Made in America: Trump Embracing Offshore Wind?

While publicly pushing fossil fuels, the Trump administration seems to be quietly embracing offshore wind power and its economic potential.  Read more >

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Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
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All-in for Offshore Wind in Massachusetts

Two words should guide Massachusetts lawmakers on offshore wind: Go big. Read more >

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Powering Up Solar Energy for All

The burgeoning potential of solar goes far beyond the stereotyped (but wrong) image of wealthier white suburban homeowners, big-box stores, and massive town fields. Read more >

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