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Climate Correction™ - the Keynote event of Florida Climate Week - brings top minds in climate solutions to one stage. Now, their cutting-edge research and solutions-focused education are available for streaming all year long on VoLo's Climate Correction Podcast.

Mar 20, 2023

Historically, Florida has been slow to transition to clean energy, seemingly captive to the clout of utilities and the fossil fuel industry. But with solar costs dropping and federal dollars on the way, hear the latest about where the Sunshine State is on capturing cost-effective energy efficiency, solar, battery storage, and how we stack up on electrifying transportation.  

Speakers 

Susan Glickman 

Policy & Program Consultant, Florida Clinicians For Climate Action 

Named to Florida Trend’s Inaugural 500 Business Most Influential Business Leaders, Susan is with the Florida Clinicians for Climate Action - educating medical professionals on the health harms of climate change. She is a consultant to ReThink Energy Florida on The Upper Limit Project and Alianza for Progress on strategies to curb waste – a driver of climate change. She served as Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE’s) Florida Director from 2013 to 2021. A native of Florida, Susan has worked over two decades with many national organizations such as Natural Resources Defense Council, The Climate Group, Ceres, Our Children’s Trust, Center for Climate Integrity, Advanced Energy Economy, Union of Concerned Scientists and Environmental Defense Fund. Susan also developed and directed The Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy, a coalition of business leaders working together to advance the clean energy economy. Susan was Founding Chair of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. She was a Volunteer Florida Commissioner – having served under both Governors Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. Susan is on the Board of the Solar & Energy Loan Fund (SELF), a community development finance institution that provides affordable financing for weatherization and solar improvements. Susan is on the Steering Committee of the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative and co-chairs the Heat & Health Task Force. 

Steve Rutherford 

Founder and President, Tampa Bay Solar 

He’s been a liberator of people, be it in the sands of Iraq or the rooftops of Tampa. And for the last few years, it’s clear, he’s still at it, freeing people from things that are larger than themselves. The only difference now is he is directly helping Americans, “here” at home. It’s been a long road to “here”, Tampa, but somehow the mission remained the same – helping people and freeing them. Steve also makes it very clear that he is willing to help his fellow military brothers and sisters by hiring veterans whenever possible. He knows what it’s like to come home. He’s served with honor, for over twenty-two years with the Navy SEALs. Integrity and honor are deeply woven into the wiring of Steve, and that flows into everything that he does. Character like this is hard to find, and you can be assured he takes every opportunity to serve you with the diligence and integrity he’s lived with for most of his life. Steve leverages his extensive knowledge and background when working with Solar Systems. And his lifelong passion for all things electrical shines with each new client and each new project. Steve brings so much experience to the Solar Industry, and to new customers as well. It’s easy to see why Tampa Bay Solar’s future is very bright, now if we can just figure out a way to harness that! Seriously though, you can find Steve on rooftops helping the installation crew and inspecting each job to guarantee your new solar energy system is installed to his high standards. 

Ann Vanek-Dasovich 

Chief Business Development Officer, Solar And Energy Loan Fund (SELF)