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Solar Direct Pay 101: Federal Funding for Houses of Worship

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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A webinar is being offered on March 21 for people interested in Direct Pay funding available for solar on buildings in the United States owned by non-profit organizations through the Inflation Reduction Act. You’ll learn about program eligibility and criteria, consider how to discern whether or not this program is right for your house of worship, and hear about the process of requesting payment from a church member who has done it!

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Eric Walker Walker, a lay member of Vashon UMC (PNW), and Rev. Jenny Phillips (PNW Elder serving at Global Ministries) join Miguel Yanez-Barnuevo (Environmental and Energy Study Institute) in leading this webinar.

Hosted by Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, Environment and Energy Study Institute, and Interfaith Power and Light, with support from United Women in Faith.


Rev. Jenny Phillips is Director of Environmental Sustainability for Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church. She pilots and integrates sustainability practices in agency operations and programs including disaster response, global health, and agriculture, and works with faith communities on sustainability. She has a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Washington.


Eric Walker has more than 30 years of experience in leadership, financial and operations management, institutional capacity building, and systems development in international non-government organizations. He has served on executive teams of multiple international NGOs, including his long-term role as finance and operations leader of the global health NGO, PATH. He is Church Council Chair of Vashon United Methodist Church in Vashon, WA.


Miguel Yanez-Barnuevo leads Environment and Energy Study Institute’s Access Clean Energy Savings program. HIs focus is on ensuring federal investments for energy efficiency and clean energy reach rural and non-profit organizations meet equity and justice commitments. He holds a graduate degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School University in New York City and an nundergraduate degree in Geography and Urban PLanning from the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain.


March 21
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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