University of Vermont

Snowy Day

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

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

Speakers 

David Hochschild, Environmental Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Steve Costello, GMP’s vice president for generation and energy innovation - See more at: http://news.greenmountainpower.com/manual-releases/2013/Donations-Pour-i...

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.

Optional reading/viewing:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/tour/

For more information visit http://www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar or contact Joan White at jewhite@uvm.edu. Parking information available at http://www.uvm.edu/~tpswww/ 

UVM ID Required: 
No
Admission Fee: 
Free