WORKSHOP: Wind and Solar Energy Transformation

May 27, 2021

Summary and resources from the May 24th workshop on renewable energy.


Climate Central held an online workshop on May 24, 2021, to discuss the transformation of our energy system to renewables. Panelists provided an overview of how rapidly wind and solar energy, coupled with battery storage, are replacing fossil fuel generation and bringing jobs and revenues to communities across the country. 


  • Trieu Mai, Senior Energy Analyst, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Kris Ohleth, Executive Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind 
  • Erica Mackie, CEO of Grid Alternatives
  • Neal Gyngard, former wind energy technician and convenor of Tower Climbing Grease Monkeys
  • Katie Siegner, Senior Associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity Team
  • Jesse Ritka, Meteorologist, WDAY, Fargo, ND
  • Joe Murgo, Chief Meteorologist WTAJ, Altoona, PA

Climate Central Resources

Other Resources