The Urban Energy Justice (UEJ) Lab at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (UM SEAS) was established in 2015 to study energy-related topics through a justice lens, primarily 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 at UM SEAS.

UEJ Lab research has been funded by US Department of Energy, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, UM Poverty Solutions, National Institutes of Health, and JPB Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our work is published in top journals like Nature Energy, Applied Energy and Energy Policy, and featured in 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 UM campuses. For inquiries, email Dr. Reames at