BACC Editor on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:25
Mayors of San Jose and Oakland, and other Bay Area Leaders to Celebrate Three Years of BACC Successes and Launch the Bridge to the Clean Economy Strategy
SAN JOSE, C.A., May 16, 2012 – The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) will make a major regional clean energy announcement on Friday, May 25, with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan at SunEdison Headquarters in Belmont, CA. The event will launch Bridge to the Clean Economy: Low Carbon, High Impact Market Initiatives for the Bay Area, a new action plan outlining high-impact initiatives in electric vehicles (EVs), renewable power, and energy efficiency that can support economic development and job growth while reducing regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
What: BACC 3rd Anniversary and Bridge to the Clean Economy Launch Announcement
Where: SunEdison Headquarters 600 Clipper Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
When: Friday, May 25, 2012, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This executive-level event, hosted by Steve O'Rourke, Chief Strategy Officer of MEMC, parent company of SunEdison, also will include Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, Janet Lamkin, President of Bank of America California and Steve Malnight, Vice President Customer Energy Solutions for PG&E. In addition, there will be executive attendees from SolarCity, Kleiner Perkins, Wells Fargo, Hewlett Packard, Applied Materials, Genentech, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and many others.
“At SunEdison, we believe that through collaboration – sharing ideas, technologies and talents – we can drive economic growth and job creation while protecting our energy security,” said Steve O’Rourke, Chief Strategy Officer for MEMC, the parent company of SunEdison. “With the participation of regional leaders, the BACC has crafted an impressive action plan that leverages the private sector to accelerate the adoption of alternative energy solutions. We are pleased to be hosting the BACC 3rd Anniversary and to be highlighting actionable high-impact clean energy projects.”
About the Bay Area Climate Collaborative
The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) is a public-private initiative accelerating the clean energy economy. A project of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, major partners include Bank of America, Pacific Gas & Electric, Environmental Defense Fund and local governments representing over 70 percent of the Bay Area population. Under the direction of Executive Director Rafael Reyes, BACC initiatives include the Bay Area Next Generation Streetlight Initiative to upgrade 200,000 streetlights to LED and deliver $10 million in annual cost savings. For more information on the BACC, please visit: www.baclimate.org.
SunEdison is a global leader in delivering solar power. The company develops, finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using proven photovoltaic technologies, delivering fully managed, predictably priced solar energy services for its commercial, government and utility customers. In 2011 SunEdison interconnected approximately 300 Megawatts of solar throughout the world. For more information about SunEdison please visit www.sunedison.com