Press Release

8minute Solar Energy Supports the Passage of Gov. Newsom’s Ambitious Climate Package

Sep 2, 2022

This statement was originally published under 8minute. 8minute changed its name to Avantus in 2022.

Following the passage of Governor Gavin Newsom’s climate and energy bills, 8minute Solar Energy’s (8minute) Chief Operating Officer, Stephanie Perry, expressed support for the ambitious spending package to address climate change. The climate package would affirm California’s place as a green energy and climate leader and set an example for the rest of the nation as the state pursues a robust portfolio of sustainable energy to meet the needs of its residents and provide grid stabilization.

Read Perry’s full statement on the Governor’s climate package here:

“8minute applauds the passage of Governor Newsom’s record $54 billion climate package to accelerate California’s clean energy future. Investments in reliable, low-cost and emissions-free energy have never been more crucial. California is in the middle of a record-setting heat wave, driving up demand for electricity and straining our grid. This unrelenting advance of climate change can only be ​reversed by substantial investments in clean energy and once again Governor Newsom and the State of California are poised to lead the way.

“Now, it is critical that we work together to clear the path of hurdles that would delay or impact the state and its partners’ ability to achieve the ambitious goals set forth by Governor Newsom. Efforts by state agencies, including the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission and California ISO, have already contributed immensely to advancing the state’s transmission capacity to prepare for the needs of a high electrification future, but more will need to be done to achieve the Governor’s goal of net zero by 2045.

“We look forward to continuing to work alongside the Administration to ensure the right permitting resources and transmission capacities are in place to allow California to meet its goals and continue serving as a driver of the nation’s clean transition.”