The Inflation Reduction Act and Creating Equitable Green Jobs in the Energy Sector —
A conversation with Betony Jones
Wednesday, March 15, 12:00 to 1:30 pm
The Embassy of Sweden
2900 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) for lunch and a conversation with Betony Jones, Director, Office of Energy Jobs of the U.S. Department of Transportation, moderated by DC LERA Board Members Petra Hansson and Steve Sleigh, about the Inflation Reduction Act, the creation of equitable green jobs in the energy sector, and the transition to a zero-emissions economy while creating meaningful job opportunities for all Americans
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Betony Jones is Director, Office of Energy Jobs at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to joining the Office of Energy Jobs, Betony Jones was a Senior Advisor on Workforce for DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Jones began her career working on climate science in the White House Office of Science and Technology policy in the Clinton Administration, where she saw the complex economy-wide nature of climate change as both a challenge and an opportunity. From there, she spent 20 years directing implementation and conducting policy research to demonstrate the employment and economic impacts and opportunities associated with climate action, including as Associate Director of the Green Economy Program at the University of California, Berkeley Labor Center and as Founder and CEO of Inclusive Economics, a national strategy firm working at the intersection of labor, workforce, and clean energy. She has published dozens of papers and reports on these topics and is a nationally recognized expert in labor-climate issues. Jones earned her master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan.
Registration and Cost
Tickets for this event are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. There are also reduced price tickets for those who are Early Career, work for Nonprofits or Not for Profits, or are In Transition – $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Students may attend for free, but must register. To register for this event, please submit your booking below.
Lunch will be catered by Ridgewells. There will be a variety of sandwiches and salads, along with soft drinks, coffee and dessert.
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