Tony Reames conducts research in the emerging field of energy justice, which investigates fair and equitable access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy technology. His research employs energy analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and policy analysis tools to study disparities in urban residential energy dynamics focusing on the production and persistence of spatial, racial, and socioeconomic inequality. He leads the Urban Energy Justice Research Group. He collaborates with scholars from public health, engineering, urban planning, and public policy.
Ph.D., University of Kansas; M.S. Kansas State University; B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Eliminating the Path to Energy Poverty: A Multi-State Analysis of Equity in Energy Efficiency Investments The project: Energy poverty, or the gap in energy affordability, is a burden on low-income households amounting to millions of dollars in utility arrears. This burden negatively impacts a household’s long-term health, education, employment, and financial stability. Energy efficiency offers an opportunity to address energy poverty through energy waste reduction measures such as LED lighting, energy-efficient […]