ESA Webinar: ES to EJ: Making the Connection between ‘E’nergy and the ‘E’nvironment, ‘S’torage and ‘J’ustice

September 12, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:00 EDT
FREE ​for ​ESA ​members ​/ ​$39 ​for ​non-members 
 
Energy ​storage ​is ​poised ​to ​facilitate ​a ​better ​world ​through ​a ​more ​resilient, ​efficient, ​sustainable, ​and ​affordable ​electricity ​grid, ​which ​will ​be ​achieved ​in ​part ​by ​realizing ​the ​industry’s ​vision ​of ​35 ​gigawatts ​of ​new ​storage ​resources ​by ​2025. ​ ​On ​the ​path ​toward ​making ​this ​vision ​a ​reality, ​we ​all ​stand ​to ​benefit ​through ​direct ​job ​increases, ​reduced ​greenhouse ​gas ​emissions, ​operational ​savings, ​and ​reduced ​outage-related ​costs. ​ ​But ​on ​the ​way ​there, ​let’s ​pause ​and ​take ​stock ​of ​the ​distribution ​of ​these ​benefits, ​and ​work ​toward ​ensuring ​that ​energy ​storage ​is ​serving ​as ​a ​catalyst ​for ​modernizing ​the ​grid ​in ​all ​communities. 
 
Environmental ​Justice ​(“EJ”) ​– ​or ​the ​disproportionate ​burden ​of ​pollution ​and ​contamination ​borne ​by ​vulnerable ​communities ​– ​is ​an ​immense ​problem ​that ​demands ​actionable ​solutions. ​ ​As ​energy ​storage ​deployments ​increase, ​thereby ​enabling ​new ​and ​broader ​opportunities ​for ​a ​cleaner ​supply ​mix, ​can ​policy ​frameworks ​be ​established ​that ​position ​energy ​storage ​as ​a ​best ​practice ​in ​EJ ​strategies ​nationwide? 
 
Join ​us ​for ​a ​crucial ​conversation ​about ​the ​potential ​role ​for ​energy ​storage ​in ​addressing ​issues ​of ​environmental ​justice, ​both ​from ​the ​perspective ​of ​equitable ​access ​to ​emerging ​technologies ​by ​vulnerable ​communities, ​and ​from ​the ​viewpoint ​of ​whether ​energy ​storage ​can ​directly ​mitigate ​or ​remediate ​identifiable ​root ​causes ​of ​EJ-related ​concerns. ​ 
 
During ​this ​webinar: 
 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​• Hear ​from ​leading ​researchers ​and ​advocates ​about ​actionable ​next ​steps ​for ​laying ​the ​groundwork ​for ​all ​communities ​to ​benefit ​from ​energy ​storage, ​now ​and ​in ​the ​future. 
 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​• Engage ​with ​leading ​industry ​experts ​that ​can ​address ​your ​questions ​on ​this ​topic

Speakers:

  • Moderated ​by: ​ ​Marissa ​Gillet; ​ESA ​VP, ​External ​Relations 
  •  ​Presenters: 
 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​o ​ ​Seth ​Mullendore; ​Vice ​President ​and ​Project ​Director, ​Clean ​Energy ​Group 
 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​o ​Elena Krieger, PhD; Director, Clean Energy Program, PSE for Healthy Energy
          ​o ​Mike Jacobs; Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
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