The Biden Administration has committed to supporting community-based environmental justice (EJ) organizations as a central tenet of its climate agenda. Dr. Tony Reames’ appointment as the Department of Energy’s Senior Advisor on Energy Justice is proof point of the administration’s commitment to ensuring a just energy transition.

Dr. Reames joined Pecan Street’s CEO Suzanne Russo to discuss his role at DOE and his vision for how we achieve a just energy transition.

The interview is a product Pecan Street’s Center for Race, Energy, and Climate Justice, which aims to leverage our decade of energy data collection and analysis to highlight issues and opportunities that are key to achieving fairness and equity in the energy sector.

Event Start Date: November 10, 2021 12:00 pm


Tony G. Reames

Tony G. Reames was most recently a professor of environment and sustainability at the University of Michigan, where he established the Urban Energy Justice Lab to conduct research and develop solutions on the production and persistence of racial, income, and geographic disparities in energy access, affordability, decision making, and participation. Reames served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and worked in both the private and public sectors as a licensed professional engineer. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, a Master of Engineering Management from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

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