Power For People: A Just Energy Future

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

Energy fuels life as we know it. But for all the benefits energy provides to our society, the process of generating energy comes at increasing cost, particularly in the communities where energy infrastructure is built. As new energy projects are developed, how should economic, environmental and community concerns be balanced with the need to provide affordable and reliable energy? How can new energy projects include environmental justice in their planning and decisions? This panel discussion explored how past energy projects in the South, such as natural gas pipelines and coal power plants, can inform a transition to clean energy technologies and a just energy future.


Louie Rivers III (Moderator)
NC State University
College of Natural Resources
Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Donna Chavis
Friends of the Earth

Mary Finley-Brook
University of Richmond
Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment

David Neal
Senior Attorney
Southern Environmental Law Center