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June 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Learn how you can help shape Florida’s energy efficient future!
Reducing our energy consumption can benefit both ratepayers and utility companies that need to reliably meet customer demand for energy. Though the Florida legislature passed the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA) in 1980 to help utilities set conservation and energy efficiency goals, the rules in place have not changed in nearly three decades. Florida is lagging in efficiency investments and savings as a result, and it’s high time for an update!
Join us virtually on June 28 from noon to 1:30 PM to learn more about energy efficiency, what efficiency looks like in Florida, what FEECA is, and how residents can get involved in shaping utilities’ goals. The workshop will feature guest panelists with extensive policy experience, a Q&A session, and insights on how to advocate for and benefit from energy efficiency. Come prepared and read Southface’s recent blog post all about FEECA.
Energy Efficiency in Florida and FEECA 101
June 28 | 12-1:30 PM ET
Charlotte Cohn conducts research into utility energy policy and efficiency programs on behalf of the Utilities team at ACEEE. Her work covers a broad range of topics, including building electrification, transportation electrification, cost-effectiveness testing, and low-income programs. She holds a Master’s degree in Energy Regulation and Law. She has been at ACEEE since 2020.
Claudette Ayanaba serves as SEEA’s manager of policy. As a member of the policy team, she works on finding ways to provide research, technical assistance, and engagement to help stakeholders make smart informed energy-related decisions and advance energy efficiency in the region. She is an environmental and energy policy professional with over 10 years of experience deconstructing technical concepts by developing technical materials, composing regulatory comments, and facilitating educational trainings. As a scientist and engineer by trade she educates and coaches with a goal of making these specialized topics accessible to all.
Her passions include her daughters, reading, hiking, teaching, making connections, and policy design.
George joined SACE in April 2013. His focus is on advocating for state policies that sustainably ramp-up energy efficiency programs by Florida’s power companies, and that encourage meaningful renewable energy development in the state. He oversees SACE’s work in Florida and serves as the organization’s legal counsel in the state. George worked with SACE as a consultant / attorney for 6 years prior to joining the staff full time. George previously worked as Florida Representative for the National Environmental Trust on campaigns to defeat attempts to weaken landmark federal environmental laws and worked to promote federal policy that address the challenge of climate change. Prior to that, George clerked with the US EPA Stationary Air Enforcement Division. George is active in the south Florida community and serves on the Broward County Climate Change Task Force. He earned his JD with honors from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. He also enjoys his work as an adjunct professor of Energy Law.