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7/26 NASEM Workshop on Pathways to an Equitable and Just Energy Transition

From the NASEM Event Page:

As the United States embarks on a path towards net-zero carbon emissions, how can new policies promote a just and equitable energy transition?

Join the National Academies for a one-day workshop on equity and justice in the energy transition on July 26, 2022 from 9am-5:15pm ET. During the workshop, speakers will discuss principles and best practices for an inclusive energy transition where low-income groups and communities of color take the lead. Session topics will include public health and safety, jobs and workforce, equitable access, and energy affordability.

The event will be livestreamed and open to a limited number of in-person participants in Washington, DC. If you are interested in attending in person, please add your name to the waitlist and we'll reach out no later than July 5.

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Download the full agenda for the event on the event page. Please note that Sessions 1 and 2 will be held simultaneously.

Session 1 (from 9:15-10:30am ET): Public Health, Safety, and Community Resilience

Hear from public health experts on the interplay of climate change and community health. During the session, speakers will discuss ways to achieve the energy transition while maintaining community safety.

Session 2 (from 9:15-10:30am ET): Jobs and Workforce Development Opportunities

Hear from those active in the workforce about opportunities and barriers to the development of jobs and the workforce during and following the energy transition.

Session 3 (from 10:45am-12pm ET): Equitable Access to Transition Technologies, Infrastructure, and Programs

Hear from those active in the energy transition about lessons learned from implementing transition technologies, infrastructure, and programs. Speakers will explore what opportunities and barriers exist for future technologies.

Session 4 (from 1 – 2:15pm ET): Energy Affordability and Burdens

Hear from experts about the reality of energy affordabilities and burdens that currently exist and will need to be addressed during and after the energy transition. During the session, speakers will discuss best practices for how to achieve the energy transition while avoiding the increase in energy affordability disparities.

Roundtable Discussions (from 2:30-3:30pm ET):

Please note roundtable discussions are only open to in-person participants and will not be livestreamed.

  • Health, Safety, and Community Resilience
  • Jobs and Workforce Development
  • Access vs. Actual Use
  • Affordability and Burdens

Pathways to an Equitable and Just Energy Transition Discussion (from 3:45-5pm ET)

Representatives from each roundtable will summarize the main points discussed related to their assigned topic. Both online and in-person participants are encouraged to share their ideas with the committee.


This event is part of a larger National Academies' study that is examining the technology, policy, and societal needs for decarbonization. The study committee published its first report in February 2021, and is currently working on its second report. Learn more about the study and sign up for updates on our website.


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