Clean Energy Transition: Quitting Fossil Gas
Join Director of the Green Energy Institute Professor Melissa Powers and Sierra Club Staff Attorney Alison Seel in a discussion of the risks of fossil gas, the importance of preventing new gas infrastructure, and how addressing gas in the buildings sector is part of achieving a successful clean energy transition.
Professor Melissa Powers and Alison Seel will cover the risks of gas, from an emissions, lock-in, and equity perspective. They will also discuss the importance of preventing the development of new gas infrastructure, particularly as the risk of gas lock-in may exacerbate energy injustices. Finally, they will discuss how addressing gas in the buildings sector is a good tool to help achieve a successful clean energy transition.
Professor Melissa Powers is the Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. She is also the director of the Green Energy Institute.
Alison Seel is a Sierra Club staff attorney working on building electrification policies and programs in California who is helping to expand the work nationally.