No. 89: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

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89. V. John White
The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies is a Sacramento-based organization based on a partnership of major environmental groups and private-sector clean-energy companies. It has fought for clean energy and against climate change since 1990, proclaiming the time has come to build “the new energy economy” — one less dependent on fossil fuels. Executive director V. John White has led CEERT advocacy before the Legislature, the Air Resources Board and the Public Utilities Commission. He has been a catalyst in bringing green-energy organizations together under the CEERT banner, making him, in the eyes of many, the greenest figure in the greenest state. One of his priorities is bringing large utilities together across the state to improve cooperation among them and the statewide power grid. There have been no reports of White being hung in effigy at gatherings of fossil-fuel executives, but he probably would not be a guest of honor there, either.

Updated Aug. 15, 2018

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