The pathway to decarbonization in our region will neither be easy nor straightforward, but it has to be successful and it must be fair. For too long, BIPOC communities have disproportionately borne the environmental and health burdens of our energy system while being underserved by emerging clean energy solutions. Living in close proximity to highways and transportation depots, refineries and power plants, these communities have paid for exposure to environmental hazards with their health and well-being. COVID-19 has tragically demonstrated the deadly legacy of environmental injustice. But as we move towards a clean energy future, the opportunity for a just transition is here, if we seize the moment.
This panel will feature representatives from the region's largest utilities, grassroots advocacy organization, and media. This event was made possible through generous support from the Con Edison Foundation.
Dale Bryk, Consultant, Energy Innovation (moderator)
Nathaniel Bullard, Chief Content Officer, BloombergNEF
Kyle Kimball, Vice President of Government, Regional & Community Affairs at Con Edison
Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director & Director of Policy Initiatives, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Richard Thigpen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Citizenship, PSEG