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New Energy: Dominic Bednar, Arizona State University

Dominic Bednar, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University, presents a talk, "Towards Energy As a Human Right," as part of the online New Energy series.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
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Registration required.

Dominic Bednar, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University, presents a talk, "Towards Energy As a Human Right," as part of the online New Energy series. 

Dr. Dominic J. Bednar, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University, is a community-engaged scholar and engineer. His research examines the institutional barriers of energy poverty recognition and response in the United States. In doing so, he explores the spatial, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic patterns of residential energy affordability, consumption, and efficiency. His body of work contributes to the growing energy, environmental, and climate justice fields and promotes ongoing policy analysis and program evaluations to improve community health and to effectuate a just energy transition. Collectively, his work aims to provide clarity for structuring more effective policy interventions and improving decision making that supports assistance to energy-vulnerable households, those likely to fall into energy poverty.

He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability concentrating on Energy Justice. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a MS in Natural Resources and Environment (Sustainable Systems) from the University of Michigan. Currently, Dr. Bednar is a Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar at Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society. He has been recognized as an Imagining America Publicly Active Graduate Education Fellow (PAGE), Fulbright Scholar, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Bouchet Graduate Honor Society member, Rackham Merit Fellow, GEM Fellow, and Forbes Under 30 Scholar.

Dr. Bednar is committed to fighting climate change through the integration of academic research on residential energy injustices in a way that engenders community engagement and co-development of impactful solutions. He centers community knowledge and experiences through his teaching and research. His passion for environmental justice and community-engaged pedagogy guides his writing, teaching, and community-based learning consultancy.

Learn more, register, and view past New Energy talks here

New Energy: Conversations with Early-Career Energy Researchers is an online series featuring graduate, post-doctoral, and other early-career researchers sharing their discoveries and perspectives on energy-related topics. From policy to analysis to emerging research, this bi-weekly series will give anyone interested in energy the opportunity to learn from the rising stars in the field. 

For more information, contact:
Irving Institute for Energy and Society

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.