On Thursday of last week, PACE Executive Director Lance Brown was one of four guests on the national web radio show, America’s Voice for Energy. The broadcast was dedicated to solar power and the public policy that affects it, a topic to which PACE has dedicated significant attention in past years. An archive of last Thursday’s broadcast is available at the link below. Brown is the first guest.
America’s Voice for Energy is hosted by energy commentator Marita Noon, who speaks nationally on energy topics and who in the past has contributed blog content to PACE. In March of last year, Noon’s organization released a report entitled “Solar Power in the U.S.: Lessons Learned and Guidance for Policymakers.” Among other findings, the report found that badly designed solar net metering policy had the potential to shift costs from some customers to others.
“America’s Voice for Energy does a great job of educating the public about timely energy topics and bringing in guests from a variety of backgrounds,” explains Brown. “It’s critically important that we have platforms like this to generate discussion about energy issues.”
Other guests on Thursday’s hour-long program included Patrick Lyons, Public Regulatory Commissioner from New Mexico, who discussed New Mexico’s solar policies and industry pressure on utility commissioners; Kevin Boyd, a contributor to The Hayride in Louisiana, who talked about the state’s solar wars; and Josiah Neeley, a Senior Fellow and Texas Director for the R Street Institute, who explained the politics of solar energy policy.
In October of last year, Brown also appeared on the radio show to discuss the Volkswagen emissions scandal. That broadcast is