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Women in Energy Law Speaker Series

  • 11:00 am

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Online | 11:00-12:00 pm CT


As our nation faces the vital issues of climate change, social justice and energy transition, energy and social equity discussions have become increasingly necessary to inform regulators and stakeholders alike on the fast evolving energy landscape.

To open the Women in Energy Law 2021-2022 Energy & Equity Speaker Series, Stinson LLP and Women in Energy Law proudly present a discussion with Shalanda Baker, Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the U.S. Department of Energy and recently confirmed Secretarial Advisor on Equity. Lisa Crum, Stinson LLP, will open the discussion and moderate audience questions on these compelling issues.

The goal of this virtual lecture series is to provide a timely platform for open dialog on energy justice and the essential role that equity must play in a just energy transition.

Shalanda H. Baker
Deputy Director for Energy Justice, U.S. Department of Energy

Shalanda Baker is the Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to her appointment, she was a Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. She has spent over a decade conducting research on the equity dimensions of the global transition away from fossil fuel energy to cleaner energy resources. She is the author of over a dozen articles, book chapters, and essays on renewable energy law, energy justice, energy policy, and renewable energy development. In 2016, she received a Fulbright-Garcia-Robles research fellowship to study climate change, energy policy, and indigenous rights in Mexico. She is the Co-Founder and former Co-Director of the Initiative for Energy Justice, an organization committed to providing technical law and policy support to communities on the frontlines of climate change. Her recent book, Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition (Island Press 2021), argues that the technical terrain of energy policy should be the next domain to advance civil rights.

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