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Oct 26 2020

Symposium on Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Panel: Public Health and Energy

October 26, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Chicago, IL 60612

Although the clean energy transformation is happening, the most vulnerable communities continue to face public health challenges. The pollution from the power sector remains a leading cause of cancer, with 1.37 million cases of lung cancer anticipated to be caused by coal-fired power plants by 2025. 63% of U.S. electricity is still from fossil fuels; coal-fired power plants are being replaced with inexpensive, clean, renewable sources of electricity. However, in order to prevent the overbuilding of natural gas infrastructure, zero-carbon power, and a modern electricity grid is needed to support this clean energy transition. Equitable approaches also require input from impacts communities to support continued progress.

Join us for a panel and Q&A discussion about the impacts that the energy sector has on public health, featuring speakers from the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and experts from the University of Illinois Chicago. Click here to register.



Michael Fitzsimons

Date posted

Oct 14, 2020

Date updated

Oct 14, 2020