Press release: Capitol Briefing on the Economic Benefits of Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy

Capitol Briefing on the Economic Benefits of Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy.

Craig Lewis

New Speaker: Mary Nichols, Chairman of CA Air Resources Board

What: Capitol Briefing on the Economic Benefits of Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy

Where: Capitol Building, Sacramento Assembly Committee Room 127

When: Wednesday, July 14th, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Details: The FIT Coalition invites you to attend a timely briefing on the massive boost that comprehensive Feed-In Tariff legislation would make for the future of the California economy.

Dan Pellisier, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, will provide opening remarks on the need to strengthen California’s path toward a clean energy economy. Hans-Josef Fell, member of the German Parliament, renowned as the co-author of Germany’s wildly successful Feed-In Tariff (FIT), the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), will discuss the tremendous economic benefits Germany has experienced with their robust FIT and share insights into how California could move forward. Craig Lewis, Executive Director of the FIT Coalition, will discuss the recent UC Berkeley study, Economic Benefits of a Comprehensive Feed-In Tariff, and pending legislation in California on FITs. The event will be moderated by Dan Jacobson of Environment California.

Schedule: 12:30 – 12:40 p.m. Welcome – Dan Jacobson, Environment California

12:40 – 12:50 p.m. Dan Pellisier, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

12:50 – 1:10 p.m. Hans-Josef Fell, Member of the German Parliament and co-author of Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Act

1:10 – 1:30 p.m. Craig Lewis, Executive Director of the FIT Coalition

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Q & A with Hans-Josef Fell and Craig Lewis, along with press statements from California policymakers including Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board

2:00 p.m. Event closes

Contact: Mircalla Wozniak
Mircalla@FITCoalition.com
415-448-7734

Craig Lewis

Founder and Executive Director

Craig has over 20 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, he was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard solicitation process. Craig was also the energy policy lead on Steve Westly’s 2006 California gubernatorial campaign, and his resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies such as Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank.