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  • 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: Place-Based Energy Transition Research

    Panelists shared takeaways from their place-based research on energy justice and clean energy development, including how such research can inform state and national policy-making. Panelists then reflected on the theoretical frameworks and methodological tools used in their place-based research, as well as the unique and important role of Minority Serving-Institutions (MSIs) in advancing such research. Finally, panelists described 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: 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.

  • Is the Price Right? Valuing and Compensating Distributed Energy Resources

    This webinar brought together leading research and policy experts to discuss ways to value and compensate distributed energy resources for their services, how these different approaches affect outcomes of interest, and where the policy discussions are headed. The recording is available here.

  • 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.

  • Distributed Energy Resources and Distribution Network Impacts

    What are the challenges and opportunities created by Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)? How can policies help or hinder outcomes? Are there ways to improve both adoption and functionality of DERs? Find out in this conversation between leading research and policy experts. The recording is available here.

  • Energy Market Design — New Research and Policy Approaches

    Energy market design is key to efficiently decarbonizing the power system. This webinar discussed ongoing policy questions and the latest research on how different market designs could affect clean energy outcomes. The recording is available here.

  • Public Acceptance and Governance in Energy Policy

    We held a conversation about conflicts and consensus building around energy policy decisions and infrastructure projects, including solar and wind energy production projects, pipelines, and transmission lines. Panelists from around the country shared their recent research and policy expertise. The recording is available here.