Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series: Spring 2022

February 3, 2022

This spring, the Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ) and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) will co-present an Energy Justice Speaker Series on Mondays at 2:30pm EST. This series is made available as a component of the Yale School of the Environment’s inaugular Energy Justice course, co-led by Yale energy economics professor, Ken Gillingham, and by Yale law and environmental justice professor, Gerald Torres.

Speakers include:

February 7 – Energy Justice and Historical Inequities of Indigenous Land Dispossession Affecting Today – Justin Farrell, Yale University
February 14 – Energy Justice and Renewable Energy Development – Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp
February 21 – Community Advocacy and Organizing – Denise Abdul-Rahman, NAACP Environmental Climate Justice Team
February 28 – Energy Justice and Health Outcomes – Kenneth Gillingham, Yale University
March 7 – Intersection of Energy Justice and Labor/Workforce Issues – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council
March 14 – Energy Insecurity and Energy Justice: Two sides of a Coin – Diana Hernandez, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
March 28 – Housing and Energy Justice – Donnel Baird, CEO of Bloc Power
April 4 – Energy Justice in Philanthropy – Danielle Deane, Director of Equitable Climate Solutions, Bezos Earth Fund
April 11 – Energy Justice and Public Health – Surili Patel, Vice President, Metropolitan Group
April 18 – Energy Poverty and Global Justice Issues – Narasimha Rao, Yale
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