In continuing to further their mission of promoting solar technology throughout California, Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) in coordination with ReGreen, is taking solar advocacy to the state and local level.
On Friday May 5, 2017, ReGreen CEO Kevin Refoua and President Chad Clark met with Western States Advocate Mary Solecki from E2 and Assemblymember Mike Gipson of the 64th district. The meeting, which was set up through CALSEIA, involved finding strategies to help expand the solar market throughout California.
CALSEIA has been a driving force behind advocating solar energy expansion. Working with low-income community advocates, CALSEIA sponsored AB 693 (Eggman) to create the Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs program. This bill was signed into law in October 2015, and will allow low-income tenants of multifamily affordable housing projects to benefit directly from on-site solar installations. They have advocated for the protection of net metering within overall rate reform legislation, and played a leading role in legislation such as the California Solar Initiative, the Solar Rights Act, and the permit streamlining bill.
E2 is an advocator for policies that protect the environment while building economic prosperity. They gained support for the federal Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants; driving growth in clean energy.
With Assemblymember Gipson and Advocate Mary Solecki, ReGreen is honored to be a part of furthering the expansion of clean energy consumption and the mission of CALSEIA in advocating solar energy throughout California.