Ernest J. Moniz

Secretaries of labor, energy speak at Morgan State University

During a clean-energy summit Friday at Morgan State University, the U.S. secretaries of labor and energy announced plans to work with historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, to improve access to solar energy for low- and moderate-income families.

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Clean Energy Coalition will work to bring solar energy installation programs to the neighborhoods surrounding their campuses and teach people how to lower their utility costs. The initiative will also emphasize job skills training for clean-energy careers.

"We want to help position HBCUs as clean-energy leaders with community commitments," Energy Secretary...