Renewable energy advocate Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon will be keynoting the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017, taking place in Anaheim, Calif., next month.
According to AWEA, the Democratic senator is the California senate’s “most powerful member and legislative champion” of the state’s 50% renewable energy standard law, passed in 2015.
De Leon will speak at 10:00 a.m. on May 23, directly preceding AWEA’s Industry Leaders Panel – the marquee general session panel at WINDPOWER.
“We’re excited to have Senate Pro Tem de Leon join us in Anaheim,” says Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. “California is an early pioneer of wind farm development, and that’s paid off for the state with 3,000 jobs and over $12 billion in investment. Senate Pro Tem de Leon has demonstrated real leadership, playing a top role in raising the state’s clean renewable energy target to 50 percent by 2030.”
In February, de Leon introduced a bill that seeks to accelerate California’s renewable portfolio standard by five years, as well as establish an ultimate target of 100% renewables.
Photo courtesy of de Leon’s website