Dr. Tony Reames is Working to Eliminate Energy Poverty

Earth Day is everyday to folks like, Dr. Tony Reames who is at the forefront of the movement to create efficient, affordable and equitable energy systems.

While interviewing a grandmother in Kansas City during his doctoral research, Dr. Reames asked the woman about her energy bill. Her response was a familiar one. “She told me when she saw the utility truck, her heart rate escalated, even if she knew her bill was paid,” he says. “She was afraid that a neighbor would be shut off and that she’d have to store their food or run an extension cord to their house so they would have at least one light.” Read more.