EERE Celebrates Black Innovators and Energy Pioneers
Many energy innovations we take for granted would not exist without the contributions of Black Americans. We have better lighting, heating, transportation, communications, and more, thanks to some brilliant thinkers who faced the extra burden of oppression as they produced their achievements.
Black history is American history, and while this fact is infused into the national consciousness every February, it is something to remember year-round. An inclusive and diverse clean energy workforce is essential to tackling today’s urgent climate and energy challenges. Black History Month is a time to shine the spotlight on some Black energy pioneers who illustrate excellence, ingenuity, and perseverance, which helped shape our energy landscape.