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PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar

Date/Time: March 4, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT)

Demand for solar energy continues to accelerate. Signed power purchase agreements exceeding 70 GW will result in more than 500,000 acres of new PV solar by the end of 2024, with millions more acres to follow. But bare ground or turfgrass on solar facilities can contribute to the widespread decline in biodiversity, causing new challenges to the sustainability of ecosystems and agriculture.

How can solar energy align the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis? PV solar design and land management practices offer the potential to amplify the sustainability and biodiversity benefits of solar. 

In this webcast, forward-thinking energy advocates and buyers will tell how they are using procurement to accelerate innovation in the solar industry and realize additional environmental lift for their projects and brands. Among the things you will learn:

  • How the vegetation under and around solar projects can provide numerous system and ecosystem service benefits, including additional sequestered carbon and increased abundance of pollinators
  • Why Clif Bar & Company and Bank of America decided to pursue these practices
  • How you can ensure responses to your RFPs include projects with amplified sustainability and biodiversity benefits

Moderator:

  • Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

Speakers:

  • Elysa Hammond, SVP of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar & Company
  • Beth Wytiaz, SVP Global Environmental Operations, Bank of America
  • Rob Davis, Founder, Center for Pollinators in Energy, Fresh Energy

If you can't tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast.

Speakers

Beth Wytiaz

SVP Global Environmental Operations
Bank of America

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