Dr. Tony G. Reames is a senior advisor in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy. He in on professional leave from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he is an assistant professor and director of the Urban Energy Justice Lab at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).
Dr. Reames is an interdisciplinary scholar. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration from University of Kansas, a Master of Engineering Management from Kansas State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
Dr. Reames’ research investigates the fair and equitable access to affordable, reliable, clean energy, and explores the production and persistence of energy disparities across race, class, and place.
He was a JPB Environmental Health Fellow at Harvard University (2018-2021), and a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at University of Pennsylvania (2020-2021).
He is a licensed professional engineer and has worked in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Reames is an US Army veteran, reaching the rank of Captain. Dr. Reames has been named to the Grist 50 Fixers list, Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40, and Oakland County, Michigan Elite 40. He was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Advisory Council on Environmental Justice and to the Governor’s Climate Justice Braintrust.
Congressional Testimony: Dr. Reames testified before Congress to the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce on Thursday, October 1, 2020. The hearing was entitled, “Generating Equity: Improving Clean Energy Access and Affordability.” https://energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-generating-equity-improving-clean-energy-access-and
Grist 50: Dr. Reames was a named to the 2019 Grist 50 Fixers List. The annual list features emerging leaders from across the U.S. who are working on fresh, real-world solutions to our world’s biggest challenges, pointing the way toward a just, sustainable future. https://grist.org/grist-50/grist-50/2019/#tony-reames
Elite 40: Dr. Reames joins the Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. The Elite 40 under 40 program honors young professionals and thought leaders who excel in their field and have demonstrated dynamic leadership. https://oaklandcountyblog.com/2019/02/20/introducing-oakland-countys-elite-40-under-40-class-of-2019/
40 Under 40: Dr. Reames was a recipient of the 2019 Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 Award. Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 awards program highlights emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. https://energynews.us/2019-40under40/