VIP Lunch: How We Win on Climate Against Big Oil

Sunrun HQ, 225 Bush Street, San Francisco
California State Senator Scott Wiener, Sunrun CEO Mary Powell, and The Climate Center CEO Ellie Cohen. Photo by Jesus Rodriguez | Survival Media Agency.

California just announced a lawsuit against five major oil corporations for their decades of deception and billions of dollars in damages to California communities. The Climate Center hosted an intimate conversation with The Climate Center CEO Ellie Cohen, Sunrun CEO Mary Powell, and California State Senator Scott Wiener to learn how we can end the fossil fuel era and build an equitable clean energy economy.

Ellie Cohen highlighted The Climate Center’s work with business and civic leaders, environmental organizations, and climate justice advocates, and how we’re pushing California state lawmakers to equitably reduce climate pollution at the speed and scale required by science. Mary Powell told us how Sunrun is rapidly scaling up solar energy to replace polluting fuels and innovating to help communities build resilience to worsening climate extremes.