Access to Power:
A Forum on Energy Equity

June 9, 2016
Washington, D.C.

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The cost of energy consumption in America hits the poorest households the hardest. This is especially true for people of color and renters who live in multifamily units where buildings are not updated to meet energy efficiency standards. As the energy landscape continues to modernize with better technology and greater investments from both the public and private sector, what will it take to ensure that the benefits of energy innovation are extended to all communities and consumers?

The Atlantic held a policy forum engaging with regulators, industry leaders, innovators and community advocates in a conversation about making clean energy more accessible for all.

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  • Thursday, June 09
  • 8:30 a.m.Welcome RemarksEmily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE
    Melissa Lavinson, Vice President, Federal Affairs and Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E
  • 8:40 a.m.What Can Consumers Do?Michelle Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Groundswell
    Jacqui Patterson, Director of Environment and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
    Ted Trabue, Director, District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility
    With Rebecca Rosen, The Atlantic
  • 9:10 a.m.The Energy Vision: The Role of the StatesRichard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, Office of the Governor
    With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
  • 9:30 a.m.Making Clean Energy AffordableTrenton Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Capital Advisors
    Jim Barrett, Chief Economist, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
    Priya Jayachandran, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
  • 10:00 a.m.Can Peer Pressure Lower Your Electric Bill?Jim Kapsis, Vice President of Global Policy and Regulatory Affairs, OPower
    Susan Mazur-Stommen, Cultural Anthropologist, Founder, Indicia Consulting
    With Rebecca Rosen, The Atlantic
  • 10:20 a.m.Closing Thoughts-


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