Energy, Democracy, Gender and Equity in the Renewable Energy Transition
100 Cummings Center
Suite 221-E | Beverly, MA 01915
May 3, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Energy democracy is a novel concept and emergent social movement that connects energy policy and social policy in response to growing concerns about socio-economic and racial inequities, the powerful influence of conventional fossil fuel energy companies on politics and policy, and the negative impacts of climate change. A gender imbalance in the energy sector is apparent in countries throughout the world, yet the societal value of more diverse and inclusive participation in the renewable energy transition is not widely acknowledged. This presentation highlights the opportunities for re-envisioning the renewable energy transition as a larger social transformation that redistributes power – literally and figuratively.
Our Speaker: Jennie Stephens, Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy at Northeastern University
Jennie C. Stephens is Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy and Associate Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University. Her research, teaching, and community engagement focuses on social dimensions of the renewable energy transition, reducing fossil fuel reliance, and strengthening resilience by integrating social justice with climate energy policy.
Jennie is a 2015-2016 Leopold Leadership fellow, she was previously on the faculty at the University of Vermont and Clark University. She earned her PhD at Caltech in Environmental Science & Engineering and her BA at Harvard in Environmental Science and Public Policy
LOCATION: 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221-E, Beverly, MA