How To Pay For Energy Efficiency Retrofits — Evening Conference At Berkeley Law On Sept 21st

Free event on Thursday, Sept. 21st from 5-7pm, will feature Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister & Former FERC Chair Jon Wellinghoff

California has ambitious goals to make our existing buildings more energy efficient, through improvements such as wall and ceiling insulation and efficient appliances and fixtures. We simply cannot meet our long-term climate goals without more progress on this front.

But these smart investments require upfront money, and it’s not clear yet how the state can make easy financing available. As SB 350 (De Leon, 2015) requires California to double the energy efficiency of existing buildings by 2030, large-scale private sector investment will be critical to financing these energy retrofits.

Join UC Berkeley and UCLA Law for an evening event at UC Berkeley Law on Thursday, September 21st, from 5-7pm to discuss these issues:

Keynote Address: Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission

Panel Presentations:

  • Carmen Best, independent energy efficiency advisor & former California Public Utilities Commission supervisor
  • Cisco DeVries, Founder and CEO, Renew Financial Group LLC
  • Jon Wellinghoff, former chair of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Following up on our 2016 report on this topic from the two law schools, Powering the Savings, these speakers will focus on what metering technologies and new policies will be needed to unlock large-scale financing. We’ll cover recent innovations, new policies, and promising success stories on metered energy efficiency that the state can build on to achieve these ambitious and necessary climate and energy goals.

Please RSVP today as space is limited. If you can’t attend in person, you can also livestream the event (registration required). Hope to see you there!

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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…

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