Justice and Equity after Fossil Fuels

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:00am

Access to energy confers wealth—and power. As our energy system goes through a profound transformation away from fossil fuels, there will no doubt be winners and losers.

Join us for a conversation with Miya Yoshitani, Executive Director of Asian Pacific Environmental Network and Timothy DenHerder-Thomas of Cooperative Energy Futures for an engaging, compelling conversation exploring the future of energy democracy and examining implications of a transition to 100% renewable energy onto environmental justice issues. We will share examples of nations and communities working to ensure justice in the face of the renewable energy transition, and explore such important questions as:

  • What needs to happen in order for the renewable energy future to be more just, and not less just, than the present?
  • What kinds of government policies or grassroots efforts will lead to more equity?
  • The transition to renewable energy will certainly be disruptive economically. What might that mean for the social and political power of currently disadvantaged populations?

When: November 10, 2016 at 10:00am Pacific/1:00pm Eastern

How to Participate: Register here
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