Policy

On February 12, the Solar Foundation released the 2018 National Solar Jobs Census, providing an in-depth look at the state of the U.S. solar industry. When discussing the report's findings, it’s easy to get lost in the data and forget that they represent real people.
What’s the secret to a clean energy transition that includes and benefits everyone? Community-led action and collaboration. Read on to learn how GRID Greater Los Angeles is making a positive impact in the San Fernando Valley through the Green Together Collaborative.
Today, the D.C. Council chamber overflowed with interested citizens at the last legislative meeting of 2018. Clean energy supporters were there in large numbers--including a couple of us representing GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic.
As we glance back at 2018, there are many positive achievements that GRID can be thankful for here in the IE.
GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic is engaged in solar policy advocacy in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and elsewhere along the East Coast to promote a clean energy transition that includes everyone.
While hundreds of world leaders descended on San Francisco, GRID showcased California low-income solar policy in action with State Senator Kevin de León and other leaders in San Francisco’s Bayview community.
In mid-June, 10 trainees climbed onto a roof to install solar for the first time. It marked a special day for GRID in Illinois: the culmination of an eight-week training, combining Lutheran Services of Southern Illinois’ (LSSI) Employment Skills School and a GRID Alternatives solar installation bootcamp, aimed at helping individuals who were formerly incarcerated start careers in the renewable energy field.
Senator Kevin de León celebrates pairing of two state programs that are easing the energy burden for low-income households and providing local job training.
The Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs on solar panels is a setback for clean energy and jobs in frontline communities.
GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles was proud to host some of the City of Los Angeles’ most prominent policy makers, including keynotes from Lauren Faber (Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles) and Nancy Sutley (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power).

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