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Strategic Energy Alliance SEA Change




It’s Our Choice



August 23, 2007


Cal Poly Vista Grande Restaurant


Energy Laws, Policies, Programs and Practices



                Karen Merriam, Chair, SEA Change & Santa   Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club


   Keynote Address: “State Energy Laws, Policies, Issues & Opportunities  Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Chair, California Energy Commission


   How State & Local Actions Can Positively Affect Climate Change Larry Allen,  SLO County Air Pollution Control Officer


   Energy Trifecta  (moderated by Margot McDonald, Co-Director, Cal Poly Renewable Energy Institute)


   Energy Conservation & Efficiency   Ryan Stroupe, Program Manager, PG&E

   Renewable Energy: Shifting the Mix Gerry Braun, Renewables Team Lead,  California Energy Commission

   Green  Building : AIA’s 2030 Challenge Andy Pease, SLO Green Build


    Luncheon Speaker: “What Business Is Doing (or can do) to Lead the Way” 

                Dave Garth, President & CEO, SLO Chamber of Commerce


    Going for Green: the Marin Model and Community Choice Aggregation Programs 

Alex Hinds, Community Dev Director,  Marin County & former SLO County Planning Director


    How Regional Transportation Patterns & Changing Needs Will Affect Energy Use Ron DeCarli, Executive Director, SLOCOG


      Overcoming Barriers to Smart Growth: Political, Educational and Community-Based Solutions (moderated by James Caruso, SLO County Planning)


  John Campanella, President, BDC Homes, Bermant Development Co

  George Garcia, Owner, garcia architecture + design

  Erik Justesen, CEO, RRM Design

  Chuck Stevenson, AICP, Division  Manager, Long Range Planning


    WRAP-UP & ADJOURNMENT – Karen Merriam

“The making of a clean and green city depends on civic leadership with the political will to adopt and fund needed programs and on an equally committed and educated citizenry willing to implement and support both public policy and private initiatives.”

Ron Loveridge is Mayor of Riverside, Member of the Board of Directors of the League of California Cities, Member of the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Member of the California Air Resources Board 

Organizing Sponsors

SLO Green Build

SLO Council of Governments

SLO County Planning Department

SLO County Air Pollution Control District

Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club


Major Contributing Sponsors

Pacific Gas & Electric

Southern California Gas Company

SLO Council of Governments

SLO County Air Pollution Control District


Contributing Sponsors

American Institute of Architects

Bmark Energy, Inc.

Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition (C5)

Cienaga Energy

Hayward – So You Can Build

Madonna Inn

Pacific Energy Company

REC Solar

RRM Design Group

Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club

Solarponics Energy Systems

The Mortgage House


SEA Change Members

Cal Poly College of Architecture & Environmental Design

Cienaga Energy Systems

Clever Ducks Computer Network Services

Coast National Bank

Environmental  Center of  San Luis Obispo

Home Builders Assoc of the Central Coast

Pacific Gas & Electric

Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club

SLO Chamber of Commerce

SLO County Air Pollution Control District

SLO Green Build