Dwight Hall at Yale

Center for Public Service and Social Justice

The Bills are Too Damn High! Energy Equity Panel

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall See map
195 Prospect St
New Haven 065111
Event description: 
Did you know the cost of energy consumption in America hits the poorest households the hardest? People of color and renters who live in multi-family homes are especially vulnerable to high energy bills, as their buildings are often not updated to meet energy efficiency standards. In Connecticut alone, 300,000 households cannot afford to pay their energy bills. 
 
Help B2E, EJAY, E-SIG, and YEW shine a light on this important issue at FES by attending our panel discussion, The Bills are Too Damn High!, on Tuesday, November 14th at 5:00 pm in Burke Auditorium. The panel will feature a diverse group energy professionals (see bios below) working to ensure equal access to affordable energy. Panelists will review existing barriers, discuss their economic and social impacts, and offer insights on how we may craft an inclusive path forward. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the issue at depth in an extended Q&A. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 
 
Confirmed Speakers:
- Anne McKibbin, Director of Policy at Elevate Energy,
- Elizabeth Chant, Principal Consultant at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
-  Susan Young, Community Marketing Coordinator, PosiGen
- Marissa Westbrook, Senior Marketing Representative, United Illuminating
 
Moderator: Peter Ludwig, formerly of Elevate Energy and a current MESc candidate at F&ES.
 
Event Type: 
Call to Action
Education/Speakers
Cause(s): 
Homelessness & Housing
Event Source: 
Yale Affiliate
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Community Members
Alumni
Faculty/Staff