April 7, 2020 – 5:15PM to 7:30PM MDT

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The New Venture Challenge (NVC) connects the CU Boulder campus with the Boulder community to develop and fund entrepreneurial ideas. Participants attend year-round events, network, and collaborate with mentors to refine their ideas and form teams before pitching for funding (up to $100,000!) at the NVC Championships.

We published an article about this greenhouse in Solar Today magazine this month. I visited it today after the #SOLAR2022NM conference.

CSE’s Jae Berg speaks today @ASES_Solar #SOLAR2022NM conference on @CalSOMAH Program. Read about lessons learned from the statewide SOMAH program here: https://energycenter.org/thought-leadership/blog/5-lessons-successful-solar-multifamily-affordable-housing #solar #equity https://energycenter.org/thought-leadership/blog/5-lessons-successful-solar-multifamily-affordable-housing?utm_source=agorapulse&utm_medium=twitter

Sandra Begay says she is proud of the accomplishments of her many interns from tribal communities. Their papers are on the website of the Office of Indian Energy. #SOLAR2022NM

Patrick Thompson is talking with us about coal, poverty, opioids and unemployment in West Virginia. The black-and-white photos of workers are very striking. There was coal pollution in the sandbox where he played in grade school. #SOLAR2022NM

Jeff Gilbert also encourages solar job trainees in Baltimore to think from a hiring manager's perspective. This is good advice for dealing with a variety of work situations. #SOLAR2022NM

Jeff Gilbert is outlining the set of soft skills that are necessary for urban Baltimore residents who want to succeed in the #solar industry. They include customer service, conflict resolution, team collaboration, career prioritization and visual self-presentation. #SOLAR2022NM

Yuriria Morales Sanchez is describing what it was like for her to be a Mexican graduate student who was arriving in the United States, improving her fluency in English, and navigating the immigration process. #SOLAR2022NM

JoAnn Armenta says she is inspired to do solar work by her heritage and spirituality. She grew up in Los Angeles and has roots in the Southwest. #SOLAR2022NM

Bruce Davis is showing us images of the houses he and his business partners have worked on in the Southwest. He says using lower-tech solutions creates more job opportunities. #SOLAR2022NM


Elizabeth Ross is showing us a set of two maps illustrating the challenges of having a just energy transition in the United States. She compared a map of mining and gas employment to a map of the local cost of solar power. #SOLAR2022NM

The Office of Public Participation at @FERC should have been established 40 years ago, says Nicole Sitaraman. "It's better late than never." #SOLAR2022NM

What are the differences between @FERC and state public utility commissions? Nicole Sitaraman is showing us the slide below. #SOLAR2022NM

There are 20,000-30,000 rural, remote US homes without electricity in indigenous communities, especially in the Southwest, says Wahleah Johns. #SOLAR2022NM

Justice40 says that 40% of certain federal investments must go to disadvantaged communities, says Shalanda Baker. It is a "vehicle for economic prosperity." Her department wants to increase energy democracy. #SOLAR2022NM

Energy burden and energy insecurity can lead to death and exacerbate health issues, says Shalanda Baker. People have to choose between food and energy. The pandemic exacerbates inequity issues. #SOLAR2022NM

Excited to hear this amazing group of speakers today at @ases_solar address the just and equitable transition to clean energy - That includes making employment accessible for all! #SOLAR2022NM

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