Energy Justice – Progress in Real Time Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET Presenters: Jamal Lewis, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative This webinar will discuss energy efficiency as playing an
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
This webinar will discuss energy efficiency as playing an essential role in the practice of energy justice by addressing racial inequities through investments in people and places. Energy efficiency services can help reduce the disproportionate energy burden affecting low-income households and communities of color. Improved housing conditions resulting from energy efficiency services can, in turn, ultimately improve health and social outcomes. Investing in policies that provide energy efficiency and weatherization assistance—and not only energy bill assistance—may be part of a long-term and equitable solution to energy insecurity that is also a critical step toward restorative justice. To support efforts among energy efficiency programs in pursuit of this goal, consideration of equity and its measurement is essential. Understanding the discourse around equity and exploring definitions and measurement schemes for equity in service fields that could apply to energy efficiency will set the energy efficiency industry on a path toward a just and equitable future. Join this webinar to learn from Jamal Lewis of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Inc. about the present state and envisioned future of energy justice in practice.
(Thursday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)email@example.com 17 Columbia Circle Albany, NY 12203-6399