Clean Energy Action Announces New Executive Director

Clean Energy Action (CEA) is pleased to announce RJ Harrington, Jr. as Executive Director, beginning April 16, 2012.

In this new role, the organization greatly looks forward to RJ building on CEA’s history of empowering citizens and communities to leverage ever-growing public support for clean energy. Julie Zahniser, CEA Board President, said, “The people of Colorado voted for the first Renewable Portfolio Standard through a ballot initiative in 2004. Since then, our enthusiasm has grown along with the economic and environmental imperatives for cleaner forms of energy and we will continue to lead the nation in the adoption of policies that ensure our energy independence and quality of life. We look forward to RJ bringing his knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm to CEA’s efforts to promote clean energy solutions.”

Clean Energy Action, which works at the local, state and national level to accelerate the transition to the post-fossil fuel world based on clean, renewable energy, conducted a nationwide search.  After several months CEA found an ideal candidate close to home where he has been focused on creating a stable marketplace for solar energy as Policy Director of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA). Mr. Harrington has worked tirelessly to bring the benefits of energy independence through solar heat and solar electricity across the state of Colorado.  His roots in Citizen Power are grounded in the days when he first gained knowledge of off-grid solar electric systems two decades ago.

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