Getting to 100% Equitable and Resilient Clean Energy Future: Lessons and Tactics From the Field
This presentation will provide real life example of New Jersey's Equitable and Resilient Solar + Storage policy campaign that Vote Solar. From forming coalitions to building momentum to getting the bill passed, the presentation will provide key insights on what is needed to ensure a 100% clean energy pathway. This presentation will touch on the research and fact finding mission that culminated into a New Jersey Equitable and Resilient Solar Policy Roadmap and how Vote Solar built the political and public leadership to get the momentous bill passed. The presentation will touch on clean energy deployment, education and outreach provisions, and workforce development. Lastly, the presentation will share tried and true tactics on how to build bridges with low-income and environmental justice communities so they are not only strong and reliable partners in the clean energy movement but also are a source of business growth and expansion the solar industry.