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Happy Hour: Austin’s Solar Future, Local Solar Advisory Committee Panel Presentation

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Happy Hour: Austin’s Solar Future

Get the 411 from our City's LSAC (like: What is the LSAC?)

Wednesday, October 17th


Please join Solar Austin at the 29th Street Ballroom (Spiderhouse) on Wednesday, October 17th to hear members of the Local Solar Advisory Committee provide a preview of their forthcoming plan and recommendations for Austin’s solar future. 



Steve Wiese headshotSteve Wiese

Mr. Wiese is the founder and Principal of Clean Energy Associates, a consulting firm providing services related to policy and program development, monitoring and performance verification, technical analysis and education relating to distributed renewable energy. 






Mark Begert 

Mark Begert currently serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Meridian Solar responsible for business development, corporate development and financing strategy.  Mark served as Chief Financial Officer from June 2008 to April 2011.

Christine Herbert

Christine Herbert is Vice President at Good Company Associates, where she directs their local government affairs, supporting expanded resource conservation, and the economic stimulus and job creation related to energy efficiency and renewable energy development at the local level. She works on energy efficiency business development and program design for retail customer initiatives, and she supports Good Company's state government affairs work with several of the state agencies. 

She currently serves as Chair of the City of Austin Resource Management Commission, which advises the City Council in energy and water conservation, alternative energy technologies, and renewable energy sources.


In April, the Austin City Council chartered the Local Solar Advisory Committee (LSAC) to examine and provide recommendations for Austin’s long-term goal for solar energy.  After six months of work, the LSAC will be releasing their report this month and we want to make sure you stay informed at this critical point in the process.


The City Council recently took positive steps to accelerate solar energy growth in Austin by approving a $7.5 million budget for solar in fiscal year 2013.  Now is the time to build on that momentum by ensuring this good step is a part of a bold long-term commitment that realizes solar’s tremendous energy, economic, and environmental potential for the benefit of all Austinites. 


We hope to see you there!  Happy hour starts at 6pm and the program will start at 7pm.  

Have questions about Happy Hour: Austin’s Solar Future, Local Solar Advisory Committee Panel Presentation? Contact Solar Austin

When & Where

Spider House Ballroom
2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Solar Austin

Solar Austin is a non-profit organization working to accelerate the transition to clean renewable energy, building healthy communities, strong economies, and energy independence.

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