Energy Resiliency & Justice Conversation

Climate change is causing extreme and unpredictable weather events that pose bigger threats to our energy systems. Last August's derecho in Iowa and the recent cold snap in February that impacted various communities in different parts of the country caused prolonged outages, higher utility bills, food and water shortages, and more. Vulnerable populations such as low-income, disabled, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color face disproportionate outcomes as they lack resources to recover from disasters and are often overlooked during decision-making processes.

Now more than ever, we need to look into overcoming challenges and finding opportunities on how Iowa can improve its overall energy system to ensure that it is both resilient and equitable. We hope that this discussion can inspire Iowans to turn ideas into action as we strategically and collectively work to combat the climate crisis while centering on environmental justice. 

Register to attend at https://iaenvironment.salsalabs.org/energyconversation/index.html

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