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Paul Fenn Summary.

Paul Fenn Paul Fenn, Founder & President of Local Power, best known as the creator of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and Solar Bonds, has twenty-five years of success developing a new energy system that allows communities to become energy independent, saving Americans billions of dollars on their electric bills, resulting in many Gigawatts of new renewable energy developments, and causing some of the largest greenhouse gas reductions in U.S. history. Featured in dozens of publications from Bloomberg to Fast Company, quoted widely in hundreds of news outlets from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times, and the focus of numerous academic studies from MIT to Cambridge University Press, Fenn is widely recognized for multiple innovations in energy policy, law, and finance, data analysis, program design, and engineering. After writing the original CCA law in Massachusetts twenty-five years ago, and drafting a "second generation" law in California in 2000, Fenn's entire focus is "re-engineering the grid:" creating new program designs, financial vehicles and wholesale power strategies to lower the cost of renewable distributed energy resources. In recent years, Fenn led his team in preparing a business plan for a $1B "In-City Buildout" for the City of San Francisco, proving the economic feasibility of a localization and carbon reduction strategy for Sonoma County, California, and created a "Localization Portfolio Standard" for the City of Boulder, Colorado. Fenn was also recognized for several major political campaigns to create and defend Community Choice, such as creating and helping run the campaign to defeat PG&E's $67 M Proposition 16 - an astroturf effort to to hamstring California's CCA law in 2010. Fenn also drafted San Francisco's 2001 solar and energy efficiency financing authority, Proposition H and ran the campaign with co-founder Julia Peters. Fenn holds a Masters degree with PhD fellowship from University of Chicago. He is a published author, recently co-authoring a book of critical political theory. Fenn has recently written a third generation "CCA 3.0" model for climate mobilization, which will be released in Spring, 2020. A more detailed bio is available here.

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