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Keynote Address: David Hochschild

  • Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94709 United States of America (map)

David Hochschild was appointed to the California Energy Commission in 2013. He fills the environmental position on the five-member Commission. Commissioner Hochschild’s career has spanned public service, environmental advocacy and the private sector. He first got involved in the solar energy field in 2001 in San Francisco as a Special Assistant to Mayor Willie Brown where he launched a citywide $100 million initiative to put solar panels on public buildings. He served as executive director of a national consortium of leading solar manufacturers and worked for five years at Solaria, a solar company in Silicon Valley. For his work to advance clean energy, Commissioner Hochschild was awarded the Sierra Club’s Trailblazer Award, the American Lung Association’s Clean Air Hero Award and the Department of Energy’s Million Solar Roof True Champion Award