The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) was founded in 1982 and remains one of the most viable and goal oriented chapters within the national organization. The chapter consists of members and membership companies from the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Philadelphia, it is one of three chapters (in addition to the Washington DC, Baltimore and Virginia Chapters) in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the organization.
Our chapter is pleased to announce that Carolyn Green has been elected the Chair of the National Board of Directors for the 2008 - 2010 term. The AABE Philadelphia Chapter was honored to host the 7th and 26th Annual AABE National Conferences in 1984 and 2003 respectively. The chapter was also proud to co-host the 30th Annual National Conference this year in Washington, DC.
The Purpose of the AABE Philadelphia Chapter is:
- To function as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities;
- Help to ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable, sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate administration and political officials;
- And work to encourage both the public and private sectors to be responsive to problems, goals and aspirations of African Americans in energy-related fields.