American Residential Energy Inequities Across Race, Class and Place
|Starts:||16:00 15 Nov 2018|
|Ends:||17:00 15 Nov 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Manchester Urban Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Tony Reames, Stefan Bouzarovski|
The inability of households to afford adequate energy services is a major energy justice concern. Temporary utility bill assistance, improving residential energy efficiency, and adoption of renewables remain the primary strategic interventions. However, program implementation often occurs in piecemeal, individual-based approaches, with little attention to the importance of place. This presentation focuses on the spatiality of distributional injustices in residential energy dynamics and illustrates how these disparities intersect with policy and pervasive residential segregation by race/ethnicity and class, common in many U.S. urban areas.
Role: Assistant Professor
Organisation: School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
Biography: As a multidisciplinary scholar, with degrees in engineering and social science, Assistant Professor Reames' research agenda seeks to connect the areas of technological advancement, the policy process, and social equity. His research extends the environmental justice scholarship to focus on energy justice. He is currently exploring disparities in residential energy generation, consumption, and affordability- focusing on the production and persistence of inequality by race, class, and place.
Organisation: School of Environment, Education and Development
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