This new AAPT/Compadre-hosted and NSF-funded portal supports a community of people interested in teaching energy physics situated in sociocultural realities, economic issues, and public policies. The portal hosts materials, lessons, and tools and seems targeted to students from middle school through university. I particularly enjoyed the very refreshing and prototypical Energy is Sociopolitical video by Rachel Scherr and associated lessons and community activities. Kelly O'Shea discusses a nice implementation of these materials on her blog. I hope to see more physics courses like this in the future, as they are insightful, relevant, and of societal import.

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