EnergyWakeup - Insider's Guide to Energy Politics
About This Show
EnergyWakeup is the insider's guide to energy politics. Hosted by Yann Brandt, the managing editor of SolarWakeup and CEO of Wakeup Media.
Yann Brandt is a veteran executive of the solar industry. After several startups, Yann also founded SolarWakeup, the most influential newsletter in the industry. SolarWakeup is now a big part of Wakeup Media and Yann continues to work in solar investing hundreds of millions of dollars across the Country.
Join Bryan and Yann as they walk through the most important political issues in energy. With expert guests and insiders that know how the sausage gets made around the policies that impact our business every day.
Politics is never a spectator sport and always full contact.
Most Recent Episode
CalSEIA's Bernadette Del Chiaro on Running America's Leading State Solar Policy Group
Bernadette del Chiaro is the Executive Director of CalSEIA, solar's most successful State policy advocates. Bernadette comes from a history of State policy advocacy in energy and the environment and has been leading CalSEIA for many years.
Running CalSEIA as a lean and mean advocacy group that puts members first is Bernadette's goal. Every policy call is open to the over 400 members and has an elected board.
Legislators in Sacramento know and understand that CalSEIA represents the California solar industry and respects the work it does alongside its consultants and lobbyists.
The conversation about SEIA and State Chapters comes up and we discuss how the two groups co-exist at the State level. SEIA does maintain full-time staff in California which, at times, has caused issues in the advocacy.