Kathleen Connell

READER'S EDITORIAL: END OF DEBATE, LOCAL CLEAN ENERGY WILL KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

 

By Kathleen Connell

March 8, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will soon make a decision on how to replace the power from San Onofre.  This is a decision with consequences for generations to come.  The choice is local clean energy such as rooftop solar, energy efficiency, and conservation or natural gas power plants, i.e., fossil fuel generation.  Local clean energy fights climate change, doesn’t pollute our air, already supports hundreds of well-paying local jobs, and lowers electricity bills.  Natural gas power plants ramp up greenhouse gases, worsen air quality, average only 10-20 permanent employees, and raise electricity bills for all of us because they are funded by ratepayers and cost anywhere from $1 billion to $5 billion each.  And we are shackled to these monuments of the past for decades.

NEW SAN DIEGO GREEN LEADERS: THE ROAD TO 100% RENEWABLES

 

April 24, 2013 (San Diego) – Join San Diego’s green leaders at the Green Experts Academy on May 7 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  Discover the latest initiatives as San Diego moves toward a carbon-free future. Learn cutting edge info on job creation and green policy, plus best practices form global solar leaders that could help San Diego rapidly reach 100% renewable energy utilization.

Speakers include Supervisor Dave Roberts, San Diego Unified School Board Vice President Kevin Beiser, and Peter Vogel, Executive Vice President of Wirsol Solar in Canada will be among the speakers. Event includes networking with top green leaders in San Diego, complimentary buffet, beverages, free parking and event material.

GREENBLUE SAN DIEGO: GREEN LEADERS BRIEF ON OCEANS, WATER, THE ECONOMY CAREERS AND CLIMATE APRIL 5

April 4, 2012 (San Diego) – “GreenBlue San Diego" kicks off Earth Month in San Diego, on April 5th, 2012.  A distinguished group of regional Green leaders will brief on the next wave in the renewable sector, the sustainable oceans and water economy. Career experts will also discuss the growth of careers and job paths in this new and expanding area of the economy.

TOP GREEN LEADERS BRIEF ON GREEN JOBS, BUSINESS START-UP SUCCESS STRATEGIES NOV. 16

November 13, 2011 (San Diego) -- Green Experts Academy, San Diego is offering a recession-friendly registration of $23 base ticket price to its workshops and seminars at the academy. The fee includes a catered meal, beverages, parking and reports from the seminar briefings. The seminar includes top Green leader briefings, a workshop for attendees to focus on thier career, business or organizational goals, and real-time policy brainstorming that wil be shared with the staff of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.
 
 
 
 

GREEN RUSH NEEDED: CAN DOERR FIND US ALL A NETSCAPE MOMENT?

 

By Kathleen Connell, M.A

Republished with permission from her blog http://www.missiontohumanity.com

One of my favorite Venture Capitalists, John Doerr, is looking for that clean tech killer app that startles and then sends the thundering herds of start-ups across the wetland plains of Silicon Valley--that bullish scent, that feverish Valley buzz, the gridlock on highway 101--and those returns! These signals will be the hallmarks of the coming Green Rush, as it will become known, at least by me, when the clean tech sector really, really arrives in Silicon Valley and in other clean tech clusters in places like San Diego County.