Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why ‘Energy Insecurity’ Matters for Health and Equity in the US

Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why ‘Energy Insecurity’ Matters for Health and Equity in the US

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pulitzer Hall World Room

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program for a panel discussion on energy insecurity. Energy insecurity is a conceptual framework that describes the interplay between the physical conditions of housing, household energy expenditures and energy-related coping strategies among low incomes groups in the United States. Defined as an inability to adequately meet basic household energy needs, this panel will outline the key dimensions of energy insecurity-economic, physical and behavioral- and related adverse environmental, health and social consequences. Implications for policy and advocacy will also be discussed.  

Distinguished experts joining the panel will include: 

  • Dr. Diana Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
  • Dana Bourland, Vice President - Environment, JPB Foundation
  • Dana Harmon, Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute  
  • Daphany Sanchez, Efficiency Advisor, NYC Retrofit Accelerator
 
Registration is required.

This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann (jas2453@sipa.columbia.edu)

It will be livestreamed at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch.

A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~12 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu