Environmental Studies Seminar SeriesCampus Calendar
Thursday, March 7, 2019
11:00 am - 12:20 pm
Location: Nifkin Lounge
Environmental Studies Seminar Series 2018-2019
Engaging Diverse Publics around Complex Environmental Issues
Tony G. Reames, Ph.D., PE
School for Environment & Sustainability, University of Michigan
JPB Environmental Health Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health
"Towards Energy Justice: Exploring the Production and Persistence of Residential Urban Energy Disparities"
U.S. government action at the intersection of energy and equity is typically driven by either geopolitical or economic crises that affect energy prices, rather than by a comprehensive, long-term approach to addressing disparities in energy access and affordability. With one in three U.S. households facing challenges in paying energy bills, understanding residential energy disparities is key to achieving energy justice. This presentation introduces the energy justice framework and explores the production and persistence of disparities in urban residential energy dynamics, focused primarily on energy efficiency. The results of cases studies in Kansas City and Detroit demonstrate how spatial, racial, and socioeconomic disparities manifest in urban areas, and how community-based approaches to increasing can help overcome barriers to energy justice.
March 7th, 2019
Sponsor: Environmental Studies
Friday, May 24, 2019
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