Shannon Eddy is the founder of Conscious Ventures Group, a consulting firm providing progressive policy advancement solutions and strategic advice to businesses, philanthropies and non-profits. She also serves as founding Executive Director of the Large-Scale Solar Association, a trade association of the world’s leading developers and owners of utility-scale solar projects who support increased market penetration of solar technologies through smart policy mechanisms. LSA was formed in 2008, and its members have a combined total of more than 10,000MW of contracts with utilities in the Western United States, alone.
In 2012, Shannon was appointed by Governor Brown to the California Workforce Investment Board. Through 2007, Shannon served as an appointed energy efficiency and renewables advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger’s energy policy team, and was a member of Schwarzenegger’s originating Climate Action Team.
Prior to 2004, Shannon spent a decade working with the California environmental community on air quality and energy matters. In addition to working for the Sierra Club California, she also represented the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, and the Clean Power Campaign. As a lobbyist, she was instrumental in the passage of California’s first Renewable Portfolio Standard and the Pavley greenhouse gas emissions bill.
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