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  • WEBINAR: Industrial Decarbonization Research Insights

    Panelists shared preliminary findings from their research and policy work focusing on efforts to decarbonize various industrial processes, including steel and chemicals manufacturing. The discussion addressed the technological and policy changes needed to achieve this shift as well as the role of academic research in the policymaking process. Our hope is that the audience and panelists alike benefited from participating in a dialogue that brought together cutting edge decarbonization researchers and the government officials charged with achieving decarbonization goals in the United States.

  • CONFERENCE: Accelerating the Energy Transition

    The Institute for Policy Integrity’s annual conference focused on policies and programs that can help speed the shift to a clean and equitable energy future in the United States.

  • WEBINAR: Energy Insecurity & Energy Transitions — Obstacles & Opportunities

    Panelists will share takeaways from their research and policy work at the nexus of energy insecurity and energy transitions. After a discussion of how to identify and measure energy insecurity, panelists will share their findings on how the energy security of low-income populations might be affected by different aspects of the energy transition. Panelists will also examine possible solutions, such as energy cost assistance programs and post-crisis opportunities. Finally, panelists will reflect on their research design strategies for ensuring that their research processes and results serve and benefit the communities they are engaging. The recording is available here.

  • WEBINAR: Tribal Energy Transitions — Impacts, Opportunities, and Research Ethics

    In this webinar, panelists will share preliminary findings from their research and policy work, focusing on both the local economic impacts energy transitions have on Indigenous tribes as well as the opportunities that energy transitions might create for these communities. The discussion will address the technological and policy changes needed to make the most of these shifts. Panelists will also reflect on their research design strategies for ensuring that their processes and results serve and benefit the communities they are engaging. This webinar is part of an ongoing series highlighting energy equity research funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Stay tuned for upcoming events! The recording is available here.

  • CONFERENCE: A New Era of Climate & Energy Policy

    The climate and energy landscape has shifted dramatically with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the West Virginia v. EPA ruling, and other recent developments. Noted speakers from around the country discussed the state of energy policy and environmental justice in the wake of these shifts at our day-long conference during NYC Climate Week.

  • Advancing Energy Justice: Tools for Justice40 and Equitable Deep Decarbonization

    This two-day conference brought together federal agency staff working to implement Justice40 with researchers to discuss how academic research can be more responsive to communities’ needs. Speakers and attendees worked to identify implementation challenges and opportunities for Justice40 and other energy justice initiatives. The goal was to enable researchers to develop methods, interdisciplinary connections, and frameworks that can help make deep decarbonization efforts more consistent with the tenets of energy justice. The playlist of session recordings are available here. Panelists' slides are uploaded here as we receive them. Our conference summary brief is available here.

    Shalanda Baker (Deputy Director for Energy Justice, U.S. Department of Energy) provided keynote remarks, and dozens of experts rook part in panel discussions.

  • Just Transition in the Power Sector—New Research and Policy Approaches

    We organized a 1-hour webinar to discuss new research on energy justice in the electricity space and how this work can help inform policy. The recording is available here.

  • Webinar: What’s Next in Climate Economics?

    Economics has transformed the way we understand and address climate change. In this Climate Week NYC panel discussion, experts will discuss economics advances and related policy changes that could be on the horizon, from more accurately calculating the costs of climate impacts to better serving environmental justice. Watch the recording here.

  • Getting the Gas Sector’s Energy Transition Underway

    A video recording of the event is available here.

    Thanks to states' decarbonization commitments and the availability of technological alternatives to gas-reliant appliances, the coming decades are likely to see radical reductions in natural gas use in residential and commercial buildings and the adoption of clean alternatives. The Institute for Policy Integrity, Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, and NYU School of Law's State Energy & Environmental Impact Center will bring together officials from some of the states leading the way in this transition and ask them to share their distinct perspectives and insights about the path forward.

  • Building Power in the Environmental Movement Series (Part 3): Environmental Justice and New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

    Environmental justice and equity concerns are central to many environmental matters and thus to a career in environmental law. As a case in point, New York’s new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act contains key equity provisions, which must now be implemented. Join experts working on putting these provisions into effect to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the new law.