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Empower innovation event
February 24th and March 1st, 2022
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Attendees learned about upcoming place-based initiatives, learned how to start and sustain cleantech partnerships, and connected with potential partners for current projects and future funding opportunities. Breakout sessions focused on a variety of community types such as rural, urban, low-income and minority-majority communities and the specific concerns around environmental justice and inclusion in project planning.
Our goal was to help community leaders, developers, and clean energy technology creators meet and learn from each other, starting conversations that can lead to collaboration opportunities. Discussions explored how meaningful community engagement can support the advancement of sustainable technology deployments to create equitable and resilient places. This event was sponsored by the California Energy Commission.
Watch the event here to learn:
- How technology/project developers and communities can work together to better understand community priorities and determine which technology solutions are a good fit
- How sustainable housing can leverage clean energy technologies and advanced construction practices to enhance affordability and save residents money
- How to encourage and promote current place-based initiatives and inspire future ones
- How to get involved in local development and support the advancement of clean energy technologies to bring benefits to your community
- What funding and financial incentives are available for your projects
Watch Breakout Rooms
Meet The SPEAKERS
NOemi O. Gallardo
Public Advisor, California Energy Commission, Host
Entrepreneur Futures, Moderator
Managing Director, SmartBlock Communities
President and CEO, RCF Connects
Co-Executive Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Associate Director, California Institute for Energy and Environment, UC Berkeley
Director of Operations, ZNE Alliance
CEO & Founder, Community Energy Labs
CEO & Founder, EVMatch
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