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People Power: How Clean Energy Advocates Brought Solar Back to Nevada

September 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jessica Scott, the Interior West Director for Vote Solar, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most successful legislative sessions for clean energy in the country.

Boettcher Room, Arthur Lakes Library

During the week of Christmas 2015, hundreds of solar workers were laid off in Nevada following a Public Utilities Commission of Nevada ruling. The PUCN created a new separate rate class for solar customers, added new charges for solar customers and eliminated retail rate net metering. The ruling shut down Nevada’s solar industry and sparked tremendous public outrage. Over the next 18 months, a diverse coalition of partners would organize a campaign which ultimately resulted in the passage of 11 clean energy bills.

Jessica Scott is the Interior West Director for Vote Solar where she advances state level solar policy in AZ, CO, NM and NV. She played an integral role in passing eleven clean energy bills out of the 2017 Nevada State Legislature and succeeded in restoring the state’s rooftop solar market after a 2015 PUCN decision brought the industry to a halt. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Jessica graduated from Swarthmore College and previously served in multiple roles at the Denver Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Denver Department of Environmental Health. Jessica managed Denver’s DOE Solar America Cities grant and organized one of the country’s largest solar group buy programs for city, state, and federal employees. Jessica also held positions at Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter, and National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.

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September 28, 2017
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Arthur Lakes Library
1410 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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