University of Vermont

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CEF Seminar: California: On the Front Lines of Renewable Policy

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 4:05pm
Waterman Building on the UVM campus, Room 413


David Hochschild, Environmental Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Steve Costello, GMP’s vice president for generation and energy innovation - See more at:

Commissioner David Hochschild’s career has spanned public service, environmental advocacy and the private sector. He first got involved in the solar energy field in 2001 in San Francisco as a Special Assistant to Mayor Willie Brown where he launched a citywide $100 million initiative to put solar panels on public buildings. He went on to co-found the Vote Solar Initiative, a 60,000-member advocacy organization promoting solar policies at the local, state and federal level. He served as executive director of a national consortium of leading solar manufacturers and worked for five years at Solaria, a solar company in Silicon Valley. In 2007-2008, he served as a commissioner at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

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