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24 January, 2021: Radio interview with Dr. Smestad
Greg Smestad was interviewed on KKUP Radio, Cupertino 91.5 FM on, A Meeting of the Ways. Topic: Policy recommendations to create jobs in the clean energy industry. The content in the 23 November entry below will be discussed. Listen
23 November, 2020: Paper and presentation at the Clean Energy Policy Summits
Greg Smestad is a key contributor to Clean Energy for Biden's Policy Summit series, where he joined other speakers - all authors of the Building Back Better Policy Recommendations. The summits are the culmination of the work by over 200 volunteers on 48 policy recommendation papers to implement key parts of the Biden-Harris clean energy and climate plans. You can view a summary of the presentations here.
29 July, 2020: Meta economic analysis suggests 10 million jobs possible
Greg Smestad contributes a meta economic analysis that averages the overall effects of spending to estimate the number of Clean Energy jobs created per dollar invested by a government or by (public/private) investors. For example, a $2 trillion CE investment in the U.S. could yield approximately 10 million jobs. Download Slides
Read his related March 30, 2021 LinkedIn article, "Job Creation in a Clean Energy and a Low Carbon Economy: Pulling Numbers from the Air?"
25 June, 2020: Groundbreaking free webinar for Clean Energy for Biden
Dr. Smestad organizes a groundbreaking free webinar for Clean Energy for Biden NorCal section that focused on Clean Energy and Environmental Justice. It featured Professors Dan Kammen and Tracey Osborne.
7 June, 2020: Radio interview with Dr. Smestad
February 28, 2020: Dr. Smestad posts, "Helping Communicators Differentiate Solar Power Projects" on Energy Central
This raises the question as to how the community of Clean Power and Generation Professionals can help those who interface with the public about our activities and work. This is important for solar power projects and solar power plants. View the post.