Open Letter to Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Get REAL! New Solar Family Farm Ballot Initiative Vaults Over Barriers to Rapidly Accelerate Renewable Energy

Posted by - October 6, 2023

In 2018, I joined the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to be part of a grassroots effort to accelerate the urgently needed transition away from fossil fuels and into renewable energy. This week, when I read about California’s new Renewable Energy Acceleration Law (REAL) ballot initiative, the genius of its decentralized, grid-bypassing “solar family farm” approach

Why the REAL Solar Family Farm Bill Could Be the Most Impactful Climate Solution Ever! If passed, the Renewable Energy Acceleration Law of 2024 ballot initiative would enable farms to sell power "over the fence" to neighboring properties

Posted by - August 16, 2023

The Renewable Energy Acceleration Law of 2024 (REAL) would be the most impactful climate mitigation ballot initiative in history. It would address the threat of unprecedented climate catastrophe by enabling transformative change now. The ballot initiative ( would double the deployment of new solar electricity generation every year for the next 20 years, helping California reach its mandated 2045 goal to decarbonize electricity and transportation, at no cost to the state government.