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#SEJ2022 Plenary: The Energy Transition and Environmental Justice
Plenary: The Energy Transition and Environmental Justice
Friday, April 1 | 12:15 – 2:00 p.m. CT
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Scientists have shown that using clean electricity to power as much of the economy as possible — from cars and trucks to kitchen stoves — may be the cheapest, easiest way to fight climate change. But doing that equitably, while keeping the lights on, is another story. Will the push to "electrify everything" currently underway in California and other states raise energy costs and force low-income families to spend money they don't have on new vehicles and appliances? And what happens when fires, floods and heat waves made worse by climate change inevitably cause chaos on the electric grid?
Welcome: David Leebron, President, Rice University
Moderator: Sammy Roth, Energy Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Alex Breckel, Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Deployment, Clean Air Task Force
Jamal Lewis, Director, Policy Partnerships and Equitable Electrification, Rewiring America and former Director, Energy and Climate Initiative, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Pedro Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International
Joshua Rhodes, Research Associate, Energy Institute | Webber Energy Group, The University of Texas at Austin