Discussion Kleinman Center Event

Targeting Energy Justice: Race, Renewables, and Efficiency

Speaker

Tony Reames
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Environment and Sustainability

Moderator

Vincent Reina
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, Weitzman School of Design

Virtual event

Tony Reames explores racial disparities in energy efficiency and rooftop solar adoption and offers examples of community-based solutions.

Event Summary

Racial disparities in energy affordability and clean energy participation are major energy justice concerns, tied to the persistence of racial residential segregation. Increasing access to renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies can help.

Tony Reames dives into publicly available data to uncover spatial, racial, and socioeconomic disparities in rooftop solar adoption and residential energy efficiency. Join him for an exploration of the potential that exists in majority racial/ethnic minority communities as well as examples of targeted, community-based solutions.

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Targeting Energy Justice: Race, Renewables, and Efficiency

Tony G. Reames, Ph.D.

speaker

Tony Reames

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Tony Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability where he directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab. Reames is a 2020-2021 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
moderator

Vincent Reina

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning
Vincent Reina is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.