D5 Ensuring equity in energy transformation and innovation

21 Jun 2018
11:15 - 12:30

D5 Ensuring equity in energy transformation and innovation

The transition to clean energy promises to help cities meet ambitious carbon reduction goals, but too often leaves out low and moderate income (LMI) households, those disproportionately experiencing energy poverty. This panel will share results from a recent collaborative project of USDN and CUSP to create actionable program design resources for cities and their key partners, as well as highlight four examples of leading equity-oriented clean energy programs in action in Canada and the U.S.

Allison Ashcroft
Managing Director, Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners (CUSP), United States


Jennifer Green
Sustainability Officer, City of Burlington, United States

Julie Curti
Sustainability Consultant, Associate at Meister Consultants Group, A Cadmus Company, United States

Abhilash Kantamneni
PhD Student, University of Guelph and Board Member of RREAL, Canada

Yasmin Abraham
Managing Director, EmPower me, Canada