11/12/14 – Solar Politics, Policies and Advocacy – A post-election solar brainstorm!
Wednesday, 11.12.14 – 11 a.m. PST, 2 p.m. EST
Solar’s rapid growth is fueled and challenged by a myriad of federal and state dynamics. With the ITC sunset looming and anti-net metering struggles across the country, it’s time we powered up a united solar front in the realms of politics and advocacy.
Join the conversation to enlighten newly elected politicians, add an even louder voice to the climate change chorus and flex our political muscles. We’ll gain a deeper understanding of the options and tools we can all use to collectively shine a very bright solar industry light in the battles ahead.
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Senator Harry Reid, U.S. Senator for Nevada and Senate Majority Leader @SenatorReid
Harry Reid is the Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate, someone that has earned the respect of colleagues from both parties, and a powerful advocate for Nevada families. Every day Senator Reid puts his leadership position to work to deliver meaningful results for all Nevadans.
“Senator Reid has worked tirelessly to advance the cause of clean energy in America – especially when it comes to solar,” said Rhone Resch, President and CEO of SEIA. “Through his outstanding leadership and support of smart, effective public policies, solar continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries in America, creating thousands of jobs, pumping billions of dollars into the U.S. economy and helping to protect the environment. This incredible growth will certainly be part of Sen. Reid’s rich legacy.” Source
Rhone Resch, President/CEO, SEIA @RhoneResch
Rhone Resch is the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade organization for America’s solar energy industry. During his nine-year tenure at SEIA, solar has experienced record-breaking growth, becoming one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States with more than 6,100 companies and more than143,000 employees.
Jack Shapiro, Climate Change National Issues Campaign Manager, Organizing for Action @jackashapiro
Jack Shapiro joined Organizing for Action in 2013 as part of their campaign to change the conversation on climate change. OFA is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering individuals to make their voices heard and fighting for the agenda Americans voted for in 2012. Before joining OFA, he previously served in the Obama Administration where he worked on federal sustainability, technology, and environment and conservation initiatives.
RL Miller, Founder of Climate Hawks Vote @RL_Miller
RL Miller blogs on climate; founded SuperPAC Climate Hawks Vote to elect – and hold accountable – politicians who prioritize the climate challenge; is elected chair of California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus; and practices law and keeps chickens. Miller’s work has been written up in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and the Guardian (UK), and is now being used by Organizing For America.
Stephen Lacey, Senior Editor, Greentech Media @Stphn_Lacey
Stephen Lacey is a Senior Editor at Greentech Media, where he focuses primarily on energy efficiency. He has extensive experience reporting on the business and politics of cleantech. He was formerly Deputy Editor of Climate Progress, a climate and energy blog based at the Center for American Progress. He was also an editor/producer with Renewable Energy World. He received his B.A. in journalism from Franklin Pierce University.
Zachary Shahan, Chief Editor, CleanTechnica @zshahan3
Zachary Shahan spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as the director/chief editor. Otherwise, he’s probably enthusiastically fulfilling his duties as the director/editor of Solar Love, EV Obsession, Planetsave, or Bikocity. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and wind energy expert. If you would like him to speak at a related conference or event, connect with him via social media. You can connect with Zach on any popular social networking site you like. Links to all of his main social media profiles are on ZacharyShahan.com.