On Friday, April 23rd, Erica Mackie, GRID CEO, attended President Biden's Leaders Summit on Climate. Erica joined US and world dignitaries and community leaders to talk about the economic opportunities of climate action and job creation. This Summit is an example of how critical GRID's policy work is. We work to bring our message and experience directly to lawmakers and policy decision-makers to move the needle on equitable clean energy access for economic and environmental justice communities.
COVID-19 has impacted everything we do, and the new normal is yet to come. GRID’s Installation Basics Training (IBT 200) program is no exception; the impact of the pandemic lowered our training class frequency and class sizes dramatically.
At GRID, our work centers climate action, environmental justice, and economic development in community-based renewable energy solutions. We are thrilled that the Biden Administration is taking action for economic and environmental justice with a series of strong Executive Orders issued during its first few weeks in office.
Four years ago, Ravi Mikkelsen stepped foot on a GRID solar installation project for the very first time. He had worked in the energy and climate industries throughout his career, but like many GRID volunteers, it was his first time helping to install a system.