Local Clean Energy Policies
With cities and counties struggling to emerge from the down economy, clean energy development has been an economic and environmental bright spot. As Berkeley Law and UCLA Law discuss in the 2009 report “In Our Backyard,” California possesses numerous opportunities to deploy solar and wind energy facilities in existing urbanized areas, such as along highways and on large commercial rooftops. Governor Jerry Brown is working with Berkeley Law to develop policies to achieve 12,000 megawatts of such deployment, underscoring the state’s commitment to this issue.
In the video below, Danny Kennedy, founder and CEO of Sungevity, a residential solar company, discusses local government policies to help promote neighborhood clean energy deployment. You can learn more about this topic at UC Berkeley and UCLA Law’s upcoming “Local, Clean & Green Conference” at UC Berkeley this Friday, December 2nd. State Senator Fran Pavley has just been confirmed as the lunch speaker. Registration and agenda can be found here, including for the simulcast.
Ethan Elkind is the Director of the Climate Change and Business Program, with a joint appointment at UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law. In this capacity, h…READ more