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Logan Burke discusses the opportunities around solar power and storage (battery backup) with experts Seth Mullendore and Marriele Mango from Clean Energy Group ahead of their January 15th Smart and Sustainable Cities Committee Meeting presentation for Solar + Storage Day!
View their Presentation to New Orleans City Council
Find the recording of their presentation to New Orleans City Council under Available Archives- Smart and Sustainable Cities Committee Meeting; Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Seth Mullendore, Vice President and Project Director, Clean Energy Group
Seth Mullendore is vice president and project director for Clean Energy Group, overseeing projects ranging from customer-sited solar and battery storage to the replacement of power plants with clean technologies. Seth works with policy makers, project developers, industry, advocates, and community and environmental justice groups to advance clean energy policies and projects, with a focus on achieving greater access to solar and battery storage technologies for disadvantaged communities. Much of his work pertains to the research and reporting of energy storage technologies, policies, and supporting market structures. Prior to joining Clean Energy Group, Seth served as a Sustainable Energy Fellow with Union of Concerned Scientists and worked with Maine Clean Communities to help advance clean transportation initiatives. Seth holds a M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Geosciences from the University of Southern Maine.
Read more about Seth Mullendore here
Marriele Mango, Resilient Power Program Associate, Clean Energy Group
Marriele Mango is the Resilient Power Fellowship Program Associate for Clean Energy Group. In that role, Marriele will assist the vice president to manage technical assistance and capacity building programs to support the development of solar plus battery storage projects to benefit low-income and disadvantaged communities. She is a policy professional with 7+ years’ experience in leading renewable energy, energy efficiency, and resilience programs. Marriele’s work with CEG is focused on projects that prioritize environmental justice and financial feasibility. She has led diverse stakeholder engagement and coordination activities. Marriele has experience in disaster management with the Marion County Emergency Management Office in Salem, OR, where she focused on developing clean energy strategies for mitigation and emergency response initiatives. Prior to her work in Oregon, she served as Project Coordinator for a nonprofit energy efficiency program aimed at assisting low-wealth communities and faith-based institutions on Long Island. Marriele holds a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from The New School.
Read more about Marriele Mango here
Original Air Date: January 14th
Logan A. Burke & Sophie Zaken