Tom “Smitty” Smith is the director of the Texas Transportation Alliance (TxERTA ) which is developing the policy to pave the way for an electrified transportation future in Texas.
In his prior life Smitty ran Public Citizen’s Texas office for 32 years and helped organize citizen support for renewables and develop the policy needed to make renewables work in Texas.
Karen Hadden is the director of the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Coalition. SEED has been working to stop the spread of Nuclear energy and high level nuclear waste in Texas. She was chair of the city of Austin’s Long Term Generation planning task force that created ambitious goals for utilities to use solar as a way to mitigate climate change. She also organized San Antonio’s Solar Si Nuclear No utility campaign that got the city to set large solar goals.