Chapter FAQs

1. What is AABE®?

Answer. The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE®) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.

2. What is the purpose of AABE®?

Answer: The purposes of the AABE® are the following:

  • To serve as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities.
  • To ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable, sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials.
  • To encourage both the public and private sectors to be responsive to the problems, goals and aspirations of African Americans in energy-related fields.
  • To encourage African American students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships and other financial aid for such students.

3. Who joins AABE®?

Answer. Membership is open all people from the energy and environmental communities, including thos entrepreneurs who are committed to the AABE® mission.

4. Is being an African American a requirement to join AABE®?

 No, all races are welcome to join the organization. One of our main goals is to educate and to inform.

5. What are the benefits of AABE®?

  • Network with over 1300 of the best and brightest in the energy industry, from line supervisors to chief executives.
  • Stay engaged via monthly chapter meetings, quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, webinars, and the annual conference.
  • Show your employer you're committed to a career in the energy industry. (Employers often pay membership dues.)
  • Discover new opportunities in today's deregulated energy environment.
  • Develop and enhance your leadership abilities by serving on boards or committees at the chapter, regional or national level.
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