Dionne Delli-Gatti, Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs and Southeast Climate and Clean Energy initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund
Promoting Clean Energy Through Community-Based Solutions
Monday, February 3 | 4:00 - 5:00pm
Plemmons Student Union, Room 420 Parkway Ballroom
FREE and open to the public
As efforts to address the effects of climate change intensify, communities across the state and nation are working to promote clean energy solutions that will contribute to carbon emission reductions. The Environmental Defense Fund partners with communities and companies to identify practical steps to achieve this goal. This presentation will feature insights gained by the EDF regarding barriers to clean energy adoption by communities and strategies for overcoming those barriers. It will also address work being done by the EDF to promote vehicle electrification, grid modernization, energy storage, carbon tracking, and establishment of funds to support green projects. To achieve these goals, EDF is collaborating actively with county and local sustainability leaders, with non-profit entities such as the Sierra Club, and with industry.
About Dionne Delli-Gatti
Raleigh-based Dionne Delli-Gatti is Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs and Southeast Climate and Clean Energy initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund, where she and her team are focused on maintaining North Carolina’s position as a clean energy leader and on promoting clean energy goals in other southeastern states. Their emphasis is on advanced energy solutions that create jobs, attract investors, reduce pollution, and provide affordable and reliable power to the region. Delli-Gatti’s areas of expertise include energy policy, government affairs, and environmental justice. She serves on the Board of Directors for non-profit Advanced Energy and the North Carolina Conservation Network, and has earned multiple recognitions from the USEPA, including three EPA Bronze Medals for her work to address water quality, indoor air quality, and coal ash pollution, and an EPA Notable Achievement Award for efforts to ensure protection of vulnerable communities.
About the Sustainable Energy Speaker Series
The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series was created to deepen campus and community understanding of contemporary energy issues and spur conversation around energy topics. The series is a joint effort of the Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.