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Energy Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
Bandana Kar from the Department of Energy comes to the Baker Center for Energy & Environment Forum
February 2 , 2022 • 1:00pm
In the U.S., reliable and affordable access to energy is limited due to rising energy prices, aging infrastructures, significant power outages, and service disruptions due to extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change. Vulnerable communities often face disproportionate impacts of extreme weather events, such as high energy burden, energy insecurity, and adverse health effects.
Join the Baker Center’s Energy and Environment Program for a forum with Bandana Kar as she highlight’s science and policy activities in the Department of Energy to address energy efficiency, resilience and security. Kar will discuss the broad scope of these activities, as well as their direct impact on vulnerable communities.
Kar is an AAAS Science, Technology and Policy Fellow for Building Decarbonization in the Building Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Dept. of Energy. She is a Geographic Information Scientist who conducts research in energy and community resilience from the perspective of changing built environment and climate.
Location and Parking
The forum will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 1-2:30pm in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage on White Avenue at no charge by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center Staff.