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Sustainability: Build or Buy -- REC Claims and Solar Developments

Wednesday, September 26
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 206AB

Helping stakeholders understand drivers behind new commercial solar development is essential to the continued growth of the solar industry. By bringing together a diversity of perspectives, this session will identify how successful solar developers leverage the value of renewable energy credits (RECs) when evaluating potential solar investments, how marketers value and market solar RECs as part of their energy portfolios, and how corporate buyers evaluate the renewable energy purchases they make with their stakeholders.

Jennifer Martin

Executive Director
Center for Resource Solutions

Jennifer Martin is the Executive Director of the Center for Resource Solutions, a San Francisco-based NGO and global leader in creating policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. Ms. Martin leads the organization's work to support the growth of renewable energy throughout North America, Asia, and South America, including CRS's Green-e, education, technical assistance and policy programs. Jennifer brings over two decades of NGO and private-sector leadership and is an expert advisor on renewable energy policy, voluntary and mandatory green power markets, renewable energy certificate systems, and carbon and renewable policy interactions. She serves on several governance and advisory boards, including the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, Re-Volv, Green-e, the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System, and the Low Impact Hydro Institute. She completed her undergraduate degree at Pomona College and M.P.P. at Duke University.

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Julien Gervreau

Director, Sustainability
Jackson Family Wines

Julien Gervreau is a Sonoma County, Calif. native whose career in the wine industry has spanned nearly 15 years and nearly all aspects of the industry, from production and operations to marketing and sales. In his role as Director of Sustainability at Jackson Family Wines, Julien focuses on setting strategies and tactical implementation of water and energy efficiency, onsite renewable energy generation, GHG emissions reductions, and waste diversion. He also works closely in communicating JFW’s commitment to sustainability in the marketplace through sales and distribution channels, as well as activating employee engagement.

Julien is passionate about designing, developing and managing sustainable business systems that enhance the triple bottom line of economic growth, environmental sustainability, and social equity. He employs integrated systems thinking, financial analysis and documented sustainability frameworks to guide business strategy that fosters healthy, more resilient entities, and drives operational savings.

Julien holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, and a BA in Anthropology and History from Connecticut College in New London, CT. He lives in Healdsburg with his wife and their two young children.

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Maya Kelty

Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
3Degrees Group

Maya Kelty is Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs at 3Degrees. In this role, Maya supports 3Degrees on regulatory and legislative matters pertaining to renewable energy and carbon markets. She actively engages with state regulators and NGOs to advocate for increasing customer access to invest in and easily purchase renewable energy. Prior to joining 3Degrees, Maya was a Senior Analyst at Center for Resource Solutions. Maya holds a BA (Honours) from McGill University and a MEnv from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada).

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Blair Swezey

Senior Director, U.S. Market Development and State Policy
SunPower Corporation

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