About Sherrie Totoki and Sara Chandler

Sherrie Totoki is Dealflow Manager at Elemental Excelerator, where she primarily manages pipeline strategy and marketing initiatives. She also owns the application due diligence process. Prior to Elemental Excelerator, Sherrie worked on consulting projects related to sustainability in higher education, manufacturing, and smart cities.

Sara Chandler is Elemental Excelerator’s Policy & Community Manager in California, where leads local partnerships and project development with a focus on Elemental’s engagement and policy efforts in low-moderate income communities in California. Prior to Elemental Excelerator, Sara was at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission where she worked on local, state, and federal policy issues and managed special projects across the utility’s water, wastewater, and power enterprises.

5 Ways to Democratize Access to Clean Energy Technology

California recently became the second state to pass a 100% clean energy standard, three years after Hawaii passed a similar law. As the fifth largest economy in the world, California has a tall order to fill in terms of making the transition to clean energy. How can California, and other states that wish to follow suit, fulfill this ambitious task? They will need to provide affordable, relevant, and accessible energy options to every one of its residents, prioritizing those who have historically been overlooked and left out of the clean energy conversation due to economic circumstance or social inequity.