May 25, 2017 7:30 am-8:45 am
Northeast Funders’ Network and Barr Foundation Learning Webinar
You are cordially invited to participate in a webinar for funders hosted by the Barr Foundation and the Northeast Funders’ Network (a working group of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities) to discuss the state of solar policy in the Northeast, and how we can continue to power the region’s transition to renewable energy.
The current outlook for global and federal climate policy is uncertain at best. Our communities, our health and our climate cannot afford anything less than an urgent transition to clean energy. State-level solar campaigns are one of the few remaining viable opportunities for making progress. With their commitment to energy innovation, climate leadership, Northeast states present a particularly critical opportunity for continued clean energy progress in the current era.
The Northeast is already a bright spot in our nation’s growing solar economy. In 2016, Massachusetts was second only to California in both commercial solar development and number of solar jobs. From New York to New Hampshire, there is tremendous opportunity in the region for driving continued clean energy progress—but success will require building new solar champions among each states’ leadership, strengthening and diversifying local coalitions, and inserting solar and clean energy into policy agendas.
▪ Sean Garren, Northeast Director, Vote Solar
▪ Sylvia Broude, Executive Director, Toxics Action Center
▪ Meredith Hatfield, Program Officer, Barr Foundation (Moderator)
Please register for this webinar by Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to be sure that you receive webinar details. Webinar details and further background materials will be emailed to call registrants on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.