Monday, April 25, 2011
Speaker: Allison Arnold, Senior Manager, Marketing and Public Policy, Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics USA
Topic: "Selling Your Power to the Grid: The Latest on SB 32"
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club
5 Riparian Way - Irvine, CA
** Enter off of Campus Drive (not Michelson) due to construction
FREE and open to the public!
In 2009 Governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 32, establishing a feed-in tariff for renewable energy facilities up to 3 megawatts in size. The law allows renewable energy system owners to receive payment from the local utility for electricity fed into the grid at a (yet-to-be-determined) fixed price over 10-20 years. A similar law helped make Germany (a country with less average sunlight than Seattle) a world leader in renewable energy. If implemented successfully, the law would boost California's distributed renewable energy generation capacity by 750MW. Join us at our May OC Renewables meeting, where Allison Arnold, of solar products manufacturer, Mitsubishi Electric, will explain how home and business owners can get paid for creating clean energy. You'll get an update on the rule-making process currently taking place at the California Public Utilities Commission, and find out how you can give your input as a stakeholder.
Allison Arnold, Solar Photovoltaic Division, Senior Manager, Marketing and Public Policy, Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics USA
Allison leads marketing, communications, and public policy for the solar photovoltaic products manufacturing business of Mitsubishi Electric and Electronics USA. She also heads the office Green Team, which helps employees adopt environmentally friendly practices at the company’s Cypress, California headquarters and in the community. Allison serves on a number of boards and committees in support of local and national deployment of photovoltaic technology, including the Board of the California Solar Energy Industries Association, the Executive Committee of the Solar Alliance, Grid Alternatives of Greater LA’s Advisory Council, and the Los Angeles Business Council. Prior to joining the solar industry, Allison worked in ocean conservation policy as a Program Officer for WWF in Wellington, New Zealand, and as a consultant to government agencies and environmental organizations in New Zealand and the U.S. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a Master of Environmental Studies degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. During her career Allison has sought to advance policies that support environmentally sustainable technologies and policies..com
Friday, April 22, 2011
We're so close to winning $5,000!
If you haven't already done it, sign the Sierra Nevada Earth Day Pledge today and then forward this email to all your friends and relatives. This will only take a minute and won't cost you a thing.
It's a race to get the most votes and WE CAN WIN TODAY
Earth Day Fundraiser for the Month of April
This Earth Day, Sierra Nevada is helping people get out for a good cause. For every person who takes an online pledge to get outside in April, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will donate $25 to the American Solar Energy Society. The organization with the most votes will receive $5,000. Click here and select ASES from the list of supporting organizations.
Take the pledge today!
Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues or visit ASES' Facebook page and share the post with all your Facebook friends.
There has never been a better time than right now to make nationwide solar power a reality.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Next time (2012?), we need OC Renewables T-shirts! (Groups from Home Depot & SCE had matching shirts)
Here is an article from the OC Register. Wendy was in our group:
Friday, April 8, 2011
Saturday, April 16
Friends and family invited to join the OC Renewables team for the annual California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day 2011 Restoration & Cleanup.
*Update: One Location - Crystal Cove*
For Crystal Cove, contact:
Dr. Lori Greene, email@example.com
Saturday, April 16, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteers of all ages are needed at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, April 16th for the 14th annual California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day 2011 Restoration & Cleanup. Projects include: removal and replacement of ½ mile of old rusty ranch fencing, planting coastal bluff plants and painting gates and curbs. Registration is required.
Location: Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach. Check-in at Los Trancos parking lot (Pacific Coast Highway, turn inland at stoplight at Los Trancos).
Bring: Water bottle, sunscreen, hat, garden gloves, snacks
REGISTER: Dr. Lori Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Take the pledge! http://www.SierraUnplug.com