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Energy & Environment Forum: Energy Justice at Work - The Geographies of Clean Energy Jobs in Atlanta

In Georgia, renewable energy is one of the fastest-growing industries. Recent job growth indicates the geographic distribution and types of work required are also changing as coal-fired power plants are taken offline, and solar and nuclear energy construction boom. Dr. Nikki Luke will discuss how these changes affect workforce organization to theorize the state’s electric utility's central role in transforming the temporality and spatiality of work. Based on archival data collection, interviews, and participant observation in the regulatory proceedings before the Georgia Public Service Commission, she will also explore how organizers working at the intersection of energy, economic, and racial justice in Atlanta contend with the competing priorities of job creation, job quality, and energy affordability to work toward energy justice.  

As part of the Howard Baker Center's Energy and Environment Forum, Dr. Nikki Luke, an urban geographer who studies energy and labor politics, will discuss how the growth in renewable energy influences efforts toward energy justice.

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Thursday, January 28 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Law & Policy, Teaching & Learning, Communication & Information

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public

Department
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Contact Name

Elizabeth Woody

Contact Email

ewoody2@utk.edu

Contact Phone

865-567-8909

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