Join Groundswell Senior Program Director for Community Regeneration Majora Carter and guests Dr. Taresa Lawrence (Deputy Director, DC Department of Energy & Environment), Emil King (Program Director, DC DOEE), and Michelle Moore (CEO, Groundswell) for the DC DOEE takeover of our ongoing Energy Futures webinar series for a discussion on what goes into successful, equitable solar energy projects.

Under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District has set the standard for equitable, solar programs. With Groundswell’s support, DC Solar for All has made solar savings accessible to more than 5,000 low and moderate-income District households. And they are just getting started. 

This discussion will have a foundation in research findings from the LIFT Solar Everywhere initiative that show the value of prioritizing the community, its vision, and its values in shaping clean energy programs that serve people and communities with low and moderate incomes.  

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Energy Futures 2021: DC Solar for All: Making Community Solar Equitable

Date/Time: November 15, 2021 at noon ET

Host: Majora Carter, Senior Program Director for Community Regeneration, Groundswell

Speakers:  Dr. Taresa Lawrence, Deputy Director, DC Department of Energy & Environment

Emil King, Program Director, DC Department of Energy & Environment

Michelle Moore CEO, Groundswell





  • Taresa Lawrence, Ph.D. Deputy Director, DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)

    Taresa Lawrence, Ph.D. Deputy Director, DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)

    Dr. Taresa Lawrence currently serves the District of Columbia as the Deputy Director of Energy at the Department of Energy and Environment. Dr. Lawrence oversees the District’s energy programs and initiatives including Solar for All, energy benchmarking, and utility affordability.

  • Emil King Program Analyst, DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)

    Emil King Program Analyst, DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)

    Emil King is a Program Analyst at the DC Department of Energy & Environment. He is a seasoned cleantech thought leader, innovator and implementer focused on bringing creative government and private sector solutions to pressing environmental challenges. 

  • Michelle Moore CEO, Groundswell

    Michelle Moore CEO, Groundswell

    A social entrepreneur and former White House official with roots in rural Georgia, Michelle Moore is a purposeful leader with a passion for connecting clean energy with economic growth. Her passion for community power and getting good stuff done is rooted in her faith and the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Michelle currently serves as CEO of Groundswell, a nonprofit that builds community power through community solar, clean energy, and resilience programs that share power, savings, and economic opportunity with more than four thousand families. Her accomplishments range from building the global green building movement as a senior executive with the U.S. Green Building Council to leading the sustainability and infrastructure delivery teams for the Obama Administration. 

    Michelle got her start in sustainability in 1997 as Director of eBusiness for Interface Inc. in her hometown of LaGrange GA, where working for Ray Anderson showed her how to connect people, planet, and profitability and the pathway to “doing well by doing good.” Michelle is married to Linwood Boswell, a local music mainstay, father of three, and community real estate agent in Richmond, VA.