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Sunday, October 23 • 10:00am - 10:25am
Optimizing the Energy Transition

 Introduction by David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

The great energy transition is underway. Renewable electricity build-out is outpacing dirty projects. Global greenhouse gas emissions have flatlined, but the transition isn’t happening fast enough to significantly arrest climate change. Danny Kennedy, founder of Sungevity and Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund, will draw from lessons learned over decades as an activist and entrepreneur on the frontlines of the global energy transition. He’ll illustrate his vision of how to achieve clean energy accessible to people of all classes, cultures and countries in a distributed, decentralized and democratized system.

 


Keynotes
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Danny Kennedy

California Clean Energy Fund
Danny Kennedy runs the California Clean Energy Fund, a nonprofit connecting entrepreneurs to resources to build an abundant clean energy economy that benefits all. Kennedy co-founded Sungevity, the US' largest privately owned solar company, and Powerhouse, solar's premier incubator and accelerator. The author of Rooftop Revolution, prior to 2007 he worked at Greenpeace and Project Underground on resource extraction and human rights issues.

Workshop Speakers
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David Hochschild

David Hochschild, Commissioner of the California Energy Commission, has had a long, award-winning career in public service, environmental advocacy and the solar energy field. Among other achievements, he helped launch a $100 million initiative to put solar panels on public buildings in San Francisco, co-founded the Vote Solar Initiative, led a national consortium of leading solar manufacturers, and served on the San Francisco Public Utilities... Read More →


Sunday October 23, 2016 10:00am - 10:25am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)