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Eclipse 2017: Solar Power in the Age of Trump
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Eclipse 2017: Solar Power in the Age of Trump

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
Floor 31
New York, New York  10022
United States
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Eclipse 2017: Solar Power in the Age of Trump

The Trump administration has promised dramatic change in favor of fossil fuels, just as solar energy has become a threat to their dominance in the energy supply. This new direction will challenge the American solar industry to rely less on federal support, as it competes with both traditional energy consumption and the rise of cheaper foreign suppliers. Can solar overtake fossil fuels in both the American energy grid and the American job market? Can it reach these goals without federal dollars? Our panel of leaders in the solar industry will discuss how these questions affect both private and non-profit enterprises.

Alexander Kaufman (Moderator) is a climate, environment and business reporter at The Huffington Post, based in New York.

Jessie Mantel manages sales strategy for Sunrun's East Coast Markets. With Sunrun’s residential rooftop solar, storage and energy services, homeowners are saving money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) they release into the atmosphere.

Erica Helson is currently Assistant Vice President of Smart & Sustainable Cities at the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC). She supports RISE : NYC, a Superstorm Sandy business recovery and resiliency program that helps New York City small businesses adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change through the use of innovative technologies, and other smart city initiatives.

Noah Ginsburg is Director of the Here Comes Solar program at environmental education non-profit Solar One. Here Comes Solar was founded with the goal of making solar energy accessible to all New Yorkers regardless of income, building type, or home ownership status. Here Comes Solar works toward this goal by providing free technical assistance to affordable housing providers, non-profits and community groups to overcome barriers to solar adoption and facilitate cost-effective solar projects.

Date:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 601 Lexington Avenue (bet. 53rd-54th Sts.), Floor 31, NYC
CBSACNY Members $25; Non-members $35; all tickets $40 at the door; and, current CBS Students $25 with code: for a code BEFORE registering online.

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Special thanks to organizers August Du Pont and Rob Liflander.  Our deep gratitude to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for their generosity in hosting and sponsoring this event.

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