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  • 00:32

    Rhone Resch - President and CEO of SEIA

    in Energy

    Rhone Resch is the president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar energy industry in the United States. Representing an industry of over 5,600 companies and 119,000 employees, Rhone is the architect of the association's strategic priorities designed to achieve a 10 GW annual market in the US by 2015, including all federal and state advocacy on behalf of the industry. In the last eight years as the president of SEIA, he created the 30% investment tax credit, the 1603 Treasury Program, and over 18 other provisions that have helped grow the industry from 52 MW/year market in 2004 to 3,300 MW in 2012.
    A self-proclaimed political junkie, Rhone has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sector working on clean energy development and climate change issues. In addition to serving as the vice president for the Natural Gas Supply Association, Rhone also served as program manager at the EPA's Climate Protection Division during the Clinton administration.
    Rhone holds an M.P.A. in management from Syracuse University's Maxwell School, a Master of Environmental Engineering from SUNY Syracuse, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Lisa and two children in a solar-powered house that provides 93% of their electricity.

  • 00:30

    Psychic Talk with Seia

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  • 00:29

    Carrie Cullen Hitt - Senior Vice President, SEIA

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    Carrie Cullen Hitt serves as Senior Vice President, State Affairs for SEIA and was previously President of the Solar Alliance, which merged with SEIA on January 1st of 2012. Prior to joining the Solar Alliance, Carrie served as Vice President, Renewable Products for Constellation Energy. In this role, she developed programs and capabilities to help customers manage their business' impact on the environment through greenhouse gas reducing activities, including purchasing renewable power.
    She also served as Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs from 2002-2007. From 1999-2001, she worked at Green Mountain Energy Resources as Director of Regional Business Development. She has also held energy related positions at the Massachusetts Legislature and Harvard University.
    Carrie holds an undergraduate degree from Clark University and an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves on the advisory council of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA).

  • 01:19

    Climate Action with Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Host Russell Greene welcomes leaders, experts, and activists working and organizing to halt climate change, protect the environment, promote green and sustainable energy and businesses, and more! 

    Russell is joined by PDAction Board members Jeff Wolfe, Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Joel Segal, Ben Ptashnik and Andrea Miller. Wolfe founded and built groSolar into a national residential and commercial solar EPC company. After selling the residential business to SolarCity and setting groSolar on a firm path forward focused on large commercial projects, he wanted a new challenge and transitioned himself to Non-Executive Chairman in mid 2012. Jeff is currently Division Chair of SEIA.

    Also joining the show is PDA Radio Executive Producer Andrea Miller. On Friday through Sunday PDAction will host a conference called Building an Inclusive Climate Movement to Build Community Power in Washington, at the David A. Clarke School of Law.

    Dr. Gabriela Lemus is currently President and Executive Director of Progressive Congress.

    Joel Segal is the former senior legislative aide for Rep. John Conyers.

  • 00:28

    There's solar on the Gulf Coast!

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    Jeff Cantin is co-founder and Secretary of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA), a chapter of the national SEIA solar industry group for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He is also founder and president of Solar Alternatives, a solar energy and energy security firm based in New Orleans. Jeff carries a Masters License in Electrical and Building Construction, as well as the national Installer Certification in Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal classifications from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). He is a native of New Orleans, and received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 1998.