2012 Conference Program | Local Clean Energy Alliance of the Bay Area

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2012 Conference Program

Links to presentations included below.

Registration and light breakfast (8:00 – 9:00)

Opening Introductory remarks to set the stage (9 – 9:15) [Video]

Al Weinrub, Coordinator, Local Clean Energy Alliance

Plenary: What’s at Stake for Bay Area Communities (9:15 – 10:00) [Video]
Why local, decentralized energy systems are key to greenhouse gas reductions, economic vitality, jobs, resilience, and healthy communities.

Moderator: Kirsten Schwind, Program Director, Bay Localize

Teresa Almaguer, Program Coodinator,
People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights (PODER)

Lisa Maldonado, Executive Director, North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Alysse Heartwell, Online Campaigner, 350.org

Plenary: The Blueprint and How We Get There (10:15 – 11:00) [Video]
Presentation of the Bay Area Smart Energy 2020 (BASE 2020) report and the Bay Area Renewable Power Action Plan, with commentary by community leaders.

Moderator: Francesca Vietor, Environment Program Officer, The San Francisco Foundation
Commissioner, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Bill Powers, Powers Engineering

Bruce Riordan, Bay Area Joint Policy Committee
[Presentation]

Miya Yoshitani, Associate Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

Lisa Hoyos, California Director, Blue-Green Alliance

Breakouts: Projects that Demonstrate Movement (11:10 – 12:00)
Workshops on local clean energy initiatives in the Bay Area that have gained traction.

Energy Efficiency Collaborations [Video]

Moderator: Jim Lutz, Steering Committee, Local Clean Energy Alliance

Emerald Cities: Avni Jamdar, Director, Emerald Cities San Francisco

Sonoma County Energy Independence Program: Sheila Berger, Administrative Aide
[Presentation]

Overcoming Barriers

Moderator: Andreas Karelas, Steering Committee, Local Clean Energy Alliance and Executive Director, RE-volv

Streamlined Solar Permitting: Carla Din, Director, East Bay Green Corridor
[Presentation]

Grid Interconnect: Ted Ko, Associate Executive Director, Clean Coalition
[Presentation]

Solar in Our Communities

Moderator: Rosana Francescato, Steering Committee, Local Clean Energy Alliance

HELiOS Project (Solar on Schools): Tom Kelley, Kyoto USA

Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP): Kayla Platt,
Renewable Energy Associate/AmeriCorps Member, Alameda County
[Presentation]

Solar Affordable Housing Program: Maura McKnight, Bay Area Development Manager,
GRID Alternatives

Lunch and Networking (12:00 -1:00)

Keynote Address: The Political Challenge and How to Address It (1:00 – 1:30) [Video]
A look at the political forces opposed to local clean energy and how to build the coalition of forces needed to win local clean energy benefits for our communities.

Moderator: Woody Hastings, Climate Protection Campaign

Bill Gallegos, Executive Director, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)

Introduction: Game-Changing Initiatives (1:30 – 1:45)
Two game-changing initiatives/campaigns: Community Choice and Feed-in Tariffs

Al Weinrub, Coordinator, Local Clean Energy Alliance

Breakouts: Game-Changing Initiatives (2:00 – 3:15)
In-depth discussions to deepen understandings and build collaboration

Community Choice Energy: Building Local Renewable Assets [Video]

Moderator: June Brashares, Steering Committee, Local Clean Energy Alliance

Paul Fenn, Founder and President, Local Power, Inc.
[Presentation]

Sarah Rizk, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency
[Presentation]

Tony Seba, author Solar Trillions and lecturer Stanford University
[Presentation]

AB 1990: A Community-Benefits Feed-in Tariff

Moderator: Miya Yoshitani, Associate Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

Shana Lazerow, Staff Attorney, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) (invited)
[Presentation]

Paul Gipe, author, advocate, and renewable energy industry analyst
[Presentation]

Ted Ko, Associate Executive Director, Clean Coalition

Legislative Q&A (3:30 – 4:10)
Engage Bay Area Legislator Nancy Skinner in a discussion about how to strengthen the initiatives being promoted by the conference.

Moderator: Aaron Lehmer, Campaigns Director, Bay Localize

Nancy Skinner, California Assembly Member, 14th District

Conference Wrap Up (4:10 – 4:20 )

Al Weinrub, Coordinator, Local Clean Energy Alliance

Post-Conference Social Hour (5:00 - 7:00)