February 24, 2023 1 min to read

Jonathan Teaches “Drafting Solar Farm Bill” Practicum at UC Davis Law School

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CSAI’s university program was launched with a graduate practicum course called, “Climate Solutions Advocacy: Be the Media,” during the Spring, 2022 semester at the University of California’s top ranked College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  World renowned climate scientists Anthony Wexler and Thomas Tomich joined CSAI founder and evolutionary media innovator Jonathan Greenberg to develop the Solar Farm Green Bond solution, and to build an easy to understand narrative around it, described on our website here.

In August, 2022, with the cooperation of UC Davis Law School Dean Kevin Johnson (who explains why he sees climate justice as a core civil rights issue in this video), CSAI’s Jonathan Greenberg began teaching an experimental new practicum to law students called, “Drafting a Solar Farm Bill.”

The class objective was to create a white paper to advise CSAI in its development of a solar farm bill to allow California to meet its urgent goal of creating 100% zero emission electricity for the state’s enormous needs by 2045.

Faculty experts at UC Davis are helped to advise students as they investigated, evaluated and recommended strategies related to green bond financing, regulatory oversight, power purchase agreements and land leasing.

The class consulted with key experts from the California Treasurer and iBank offices, as well as experts and representatives in the state legislature, solar farm operators, agricultural, environmental and climate justice organizations, to facilitate the drafting of a conscientious public interest solar bill.

In September, 2022, a concurrent practicum course, open to all UC Davis grad students, called “Revolutionary Organizing for Climate Solution Implementation” (ECO 290/CRN: 29643), was taught by CSAI’s co-founders Jonathan Greenberg and Anthony Wexler, as well as Colin Murphy, Deputy Director of UC Davis’ Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy.

Read more about this series of U.C. Davis courses in the Sonoma Independent

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