We're highlighting a fantastic and integral member of the GRID Mid-Atlantic staff, Nikki Mammano. Nikki began working with GRID as a SolarCorps fellow for the Outreach team, and was eventually hired on full-time as an Outreach Coordinator. Known for her compassionate approach to working with clients, outside of work Nikki is also an amazing salsa dancer and houseplant enthusiast. In 2019, Nikki was in a life-changing car accident and continues to work through her recovery process.
For Women’s History Month, GRID Mid-Atlantic has been celebrating the efforts and excellence of women in solar. Ramonita Ramey, a GRID client who lives in Northeast D.C., worked in solar a little earlier than the rest of us. To be precise, she got a job making solar cells in a Maryland factory 43 years ago, long before rooftop solar power became popular.
Welcome to this month’s GRID Mid-Atlantic Policy Roundup, keeping you up-to-date on renewable energy policy that promotes equity and racial justice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and nationally.
In the wake of the horrific murder of eight people in Atlanta on Tuesday
Legislators across our region and on Capitol Hill are considering a vast array of proposals that would affect GRID Mid-Atlantic’s work, and the communities that we work with. GRID Mid-Atlantic and our allies are weighing in to urge that new policies are driven by equity and inclusion, and to ensure that tangible benefits of clean energy are truly accessible to all.
At GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, our work centers on the knowledge that climate action, environmental justice, and economic development go hand-in-hand. GRID Mid-Atlantic is thrilled that the new Biden Administration is putting this recognition into action with a series of strong Executive Orders issued during its first week in office. We look forward to working with policymakers as they implement and build on them.
On Wednesday, January 6th, thousands of supporters of Donald Trump marched towards the US Capitol in an effort to disrupt the democratic transfer of power to incoming President Joe Biden. When the mob of right-wing extremists arrived at the Capitol building, they proceeded with their orchestrated attack by pressing through security and eventually breaching the Senate chamber.
Solar savings can be a source of certainty during uncertain times.
Safety is a core GRID value. With the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share with you the response GRID is taking to slow the spread of the virus and limit potential exposure for our staff, our partners, our volunteers and trainees, and the communities we work with.
Twice a year, solar instructor Dr. Sean White takes a week-long business trip to Washington, D.C. — one of a handful of places he visits regularly while traveling the world teaching about photovoltaic (PV) energy systems. Every spring and fall, he spends a week teaching about solar power to trainees in the Solar Works DC program: a 12-week job training program that prepares participants for careers in the growing and lucrative solar industry.