The Urban Energy Justice (UEJ) Lab at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (UM SEAS) launched in 2015 to study energy-related topics through a justice lens in an urban context. Our research focuses on the production and persistence of spatial, racial, and socioeconomic disparities in accessibility and affordability of energy services, technology, and programs. The UEJ Lab is led by Dr. Tony G. Reames, an assistant professor in UM SEAS.
Our research has been funded by US Department of Energy, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and UM Poverty Solutions. Our work is published in top journals like Applied Energy and Energy Policy, and featured on popular media outlets like Greentech Media, Grist, and Midwest Energy News.
The UEJ Lab includes doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students from UM SEAS and across campus.
Urban Energy Justice Lab Photo Album