Beyond the Meter – Episode 17: Collaborating to Drive Diversity in Clean Energy

Welcome to Beyond the Meter, the renewable energy podcast hosted by John Failla (Founder of Smart Energy Decisions). This podcast is designed to elevate the conversation on critical issues impacting the adoption of renewable energy sourcing by large electric power users including commercial, industrial, higher education, and municipal organizations.


About the Episode

In this episode, host John Failla is joined by Darrell Booker (corporate affairs specialist at Microsoft Philanthropies), Cheryl Comer (senior strategic account manager at Duke Energy) and Tracey Woods (vice president of operations for the American Association of Blacks in Energy) for a candid conversation about their collaboration on the recently created Diversity in Clean Energy (DiCE) initiative.

Listen in to learn more about how DiCE, a program designed to advance equity in clean energy, is benefiting from effective collaboration and how the DiCE/AABE platform is helping to facilitate the inclusion of diverse suppliers into mainstream corporate supply chains.

Topics discussed include:

  • The Diversity in Clean Energy (DiCE) program
  • Microsoft’s Nonprofit Tech Acceleration Program
  • AABE’s current activities and work
  • The benefit of effective collaboration
  • The roles of the organizations involved with DiCE
  • The potential of the new DiCE platform




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