Clean and Just Solar Energy Initiative, Year 3

Year Three - Clean and Just Solar Energy Campaign

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

January 2011

Amount: 

$20,000

Location: 

San Jose, CA

Dustin Mulvaney will continue his research into the safety and sustainability of the solar photovoltaic industry for a third year.  Dustin and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) will build on the momentum of the past two years of Dustin's role as Research Scientist on the Clean and Just Solar Energy Campaign.  This third year of funding will allow Dustin to continue his research into the chemicals and processes used in the solar industry, prepare and release public outreach documents and information, continue policy research and analysis, and continue to serve as SVTC's media liaison.  Dustin will continue to support SVTC as it deepens its work with the solar industry, legislative representatives, government agencies, university researchers and the public to document solar industry practices and potential environmental and human health risks.

Spotlight on Leadership

Dr. Katalyn (Kate) Voss, who grew up as an active member of the Surfrider Foundation in southern California, has always been interested in grass-roots organization and advocacy around environmental issues. Now as an AGU Congressional Sciece Fellow, Voss is excited to have arrived at the nexus of science, society and politics. “Maybe this is the geographer in me coming out,” says Voss, “since we’re trained to think across scales of space and time, I see this coming year working on the Hill as a perfect convergence of all these different spatial scales of policy and science.”Read more >

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