EOPA holds summits, has regular press conferences, attends conferences and teaches to bring elected officials together to combat the climate crisis with empathy, vision, science and by enacting laws.
California Climate Emergency & Energy Security Summit:
At our December 5th Inaugural EOPA California summit, hosted by the California Energy Commission, a range of experts discussed how transitioning to a 100% clean energy economy is key to California’s prosperity with an equitable transition from fossil fuels. Offshore wind farms would help accelerate the process and realize the state’s clean energy goals. David Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney, former CA Assemblyman, is the co-author of the CA offshore wind law and was our keynote speaker, who delivered a rising speech and said offshore wind’s buildout, “must be equitable, affordable and sustainable.” Please listen HERE.
D.C. Climate Emergency & Energy Security Summit:
At the Elected Officials to Protect America annual D.C. Climate Emergency & Energy Security Summit on August 15, over 450 elected officials from across the country were briefed by the White House and Department of Energy. EOPA also showcased exciting clean energy solutions. Officials from the White House who spoke to participants at the EOPA Climate Emergency & Energy Security SummitThe DOE is a major agency that will help implement the IRA.
Ron Pierce, U.S. DOE Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, hosted EOPA at the DOE and spoke along with his esteemed colleagues. Jigar Shaw, the DOE Director of the Loan Programs Office was another keynote speaker. Shaw is notable for gaining prominence as an American clean energy entrepreneur, and author. Shaw set the stage when he remarked that the IRA was a huge deal but said in order to solve the climate crisis on the scale needed the investments have to be, “a trillion dollar scale.” He encouraged public-private partnerships to make it happen.
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Additionally, EOPA has a Certificate in Public Leadership and a Masters program in partnership with the University of San Francisco. Students learn about the importance of emotional intelligence in public leadership to cyber security, body language, disinformation, how to film videos, debate climate issues and much more.
The program’s aim is to advance participants’ ability to further the public good while implementing policy solutions. More here.
Here's a video clip of David Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney, former CA Assemblyman speaking at our CA Climate Emergency and Energy Security Summit on the importance of offshore wind