It’s been a big summer for clean energy. Ten states have now committed to 100% clean or renewable energy. And thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, federal tax credits will make it easier over the next decade for more Americans to invest in solar, wind and other efficient electric technologies that can run on renewable energy.
On the webinar, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group will introduce a new tool that shows how key clean energy technologies are growing in the states. Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson will explain the latest research on America’s renewable energy potential. And state leaders including California State Sen. John Laird, who recently cosponsored SB 1020, and Adam Schultz, who leads energy policy at the Oregon Department of Energy, will join state advocates like Environment Massachusetts’ Ben Hellerstein and Environment Texas’s Luke Metzger to share what’s next on the road to 100% renewable energy.
Managing Director, Frontier Group; Senior Vice President, The Public Interest Network
Susan Rakov is the Director of Frontier Group, The Public Interest Network's research and policy development center. Frontier Group’s work informs public debate about degradations to the environment and public health, threats to consumer rights and democracy, and the available routes to a better future. Susan lives with her family in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she is an advocate for public education and an amateur singer/songwriter.
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Environment America Research & Policy Center
Johanna directs strategy and staff for Environment America's energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. In her prior positions, she led the campaign to ban smoking in all Maryland workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass the EmPOWER Maryland Act, which set a goal of reducing the state’s per capita electricity use by 15 percent. She also currently serves on the board of Community Action Works. Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family, where she enjoys growing dahlias, biking and the occasional game of goaltimate.