The Intersection of Energy Security and Justice

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    • Monday November 14, 2011
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: D.M. Smith Building, Room 303
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Rebecca Keane
rebecca.keane@iac.gatech.edu
404-894-1720

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Full Summary: This talk will explore the intersection of three emerging topics in the energy policy community: justice, poverty, and security. Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is a Visiting Associate Professor at Vermont Law School, where he manages the Energy Security and Justice Program at their Institute for Energy & the Environment.

This talk will explore the intersection of three emerging topics in the energy policy community: justice, poverty, and security. Energy justice involves how to provide a clean energy, zero‐emission, zerowaste future for all. Energy poverty refers to lack of access to electricity and reliance on traditional biomass fuels for cooking. Energy security encompasses equitably providing available, affordable, reliable, efficient, environmentally benign, proactively governed and socially acceptable energy services to endusers. How do these topics relate to each other? How can they inform energy policymaking in the United States and abroad?

About the speaker:
Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is a Visiting Associate Professor at Vermont Law School, where he manages the Energy Security and Justice Program at their Institute for Energy & the Environment. His research interests include the barriers to alternative sources of energy supply such as renewable electricity generators and distributed generation, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure, designing public policy to improve energy security and access to electricity, and building adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in least developed Asian countries.

November 14, 2011
10:00am - 11:00am
D.M. Smith Building, Room 303

Any questions? Contact Dr. Marilyn Brown at marilyn.brown@pubpolicy.gatech.edu 

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Policy

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Benjamin Sovacool, public policy, The Intersection of Energy Security and Justice
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  • Created On: Nov 9, 2011 - 6:52am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:56pm