Chapter FAQs

What is AABE?

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.

What is the purpose of AABE?

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.

Who joins AABE?

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

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.

What are the benefits of AABE?

  • Network with over 1,300 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.